Waikato: APL Karapiro Wetland Tree Planting Days | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Details

Jul 2019
Jul 2019

We provide:

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Refreshments
  • Health & safety briefing and documents (we’ll happily provide a risk assessment for you)
  • 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.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to [email protected]

UPDATE: Please note – Thursday the 4th of July is cancelled due to weather – the Friday and Saturday events are still going though – so we look forward to seeing you then!

Sustainable Coastlines, APL and the Ngai Haua Mahi Trust invite you to help restore and rejuvenate the Karapiro Wetland as part of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2019.

To celebrate Matariki 2019, come along to help us plant 10,000 trees in this important wetland area. Please register below to confirm your attendance. Meet from 10am at 2/18 Lovells Road, Cambridge and look for the blue Sustainable Coastlines flags.

There are three planting days that are open to your attendance:

  • Thursday 4 July – Schools and businesses day THIS DAY IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
  • Friday 5 July – Schools and businesses day FORECAST LOOKING GOOD!
  • Saturday 6 July – Community day FORECAST LOOKING GOOD
  • Sunday 7 July – Bad weather backup!

Sunday the 7th is set aside as a bad weather backup day just in case.

Registration is compulsory for Health and Safety considerations so please fill out the form below.

Contact Sam Judd on [email protected] or 021 058 9349 with any questions or to offer support to this day.

The Westlake Wetland and Riparian Planting Project is the third instalment of environmental restoration works by Ngati Haua Mahi Trust on the Karapiro and is affectionately called Karapiro Stage 3. Working alongside Waikato Regional Council and the landowner, Paul Westlake, 2.25ha of wetland and 1.27ha of riparian area will be retired through covenant by the land owner to protect the work undertaken. Using Matauranga Maori as a guide, operations will include, willow management, bank stabilisation, culvert extension, fencing, the planting of 29,350 eco-sourced native plants, plant maintenance, and 2 years of in-fill planting.

Please register on the form below and let us know what day(s) you would like to attend