Cardrona River Community Planting Day | Sustainable Coastlines

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Event Details

Sep 2019

We had fantastic day out in beautiful Cardrona as part of this year’s Love Your Water tour. A total of 75 volunteers turned up and put in the hard mahi, planting over 750 trees! Thanks to all of our supporters and volunteers for an awesome result.


As part of our amazing collaboration with The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust, we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday the 14th of September for a community planting day at Cameron Creek – part of the iconic Cardrona River.  The event is limited to 70 people, so register now on the form below to secure your spot for you and your friends/family!  Please also read on for more information.

Over 10 years, multi-award-winning Sustainable Coastlines has motivated over 90,000 people to remove nearly 1.5 million litres of rubbish from the coast, plant over 100,000 trees and directly educated over 200,000 people across Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands.

The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing a high-quality network of public trails around Wanaka and the Upper Clutha Basin. They have recently developed a new track alongside the Cardrona River in Albert Town.

We are joining forces to celebrate the opening of this Cameron Creek Track by giving it some love with native plants and trees.

There are some epic spot prizes also on offer including Cardrona Alpine Resort lift tickets and passes for the epic Rhythm and Alps Festival at New Years Eve.

Location:  Bottom of Monteith Road, off the Albert Town -Lake Hawea Road. You will see flags on the gate near The Hook.

Planting Time: Meet from 1.30PM and we will plant until 4.00 PM.

After Function: This will be followed by light refreshments from 4.00PM – 5.30PM just down the path at The Hook Wanaka ‘Lake to Plate’ Restaurant, including fresh salmon caught at their doorstep.  Here we will celebrate our good work and the opening of the track with the generous support of The Hook, Corona and Yealands Wines.

Look out for the blue Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

What Sustainable Coastlines provide:

  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Refreshments
  • Health & safety briefing and documents (we’ll happily provide a risk assessment for your group if required)
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

What to bring:

  • Gumboots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • A sun hat and sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle (optional). As a charity partner of the RE: MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • A camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to [email protected]

Any questions or ideas you have to support this epic event, please contact:

Sam Judd
021 058 9349
[email protected]