Location: Tapapakanga Regional Park (70 mins drive south east from Auckland)
Team size: 5 - 25
Greater Auckland is home to 35 regional parks, open for all the community to enjoy - making the most of the great outdoors and the natural flora and fauna of Aotearoa. An attractive coastal farm park, Tapapakanga Regional Park has a rich Maori and European history and offers an accessible, pohutukawa edged beach on the western shores of the Firth of Thames. The Tapapakanga Stream winds its way through the park.
In order to keep the park safe and pleasant for everyone to enjoy, there is ongoing track maintenance required, as well as plant and animal pest control work. There are ongoing planting projects, even outside of the usual winter planting season. There are also campsites that require routine maintenance.
Your team may therefore be helping out with track maintenance, weed control or animal pest control - checking traps or monitoring sites - or planting trees, depending on the park ranger's needs at any time.
Your team's hard work will be rewarded by enjoying native birds and the rugged coastline of the park, knowing you are enhancing the natural environment for the public to enjoy.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;
Goal 6 -Clean water and sanitation
Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13 - Climate action
Goal 15 - Life on land