Ōkorewa Lagoon Planting, Wairarapa | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

May 2019

We provide:

  • Trees and planting site (Supplied and maintained by SWBG & GWRC)
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades – Feel free to bring your own, but we will have extras
  • Water and juice
  • Snacks / Food
  • Health & safety documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

What to bring:

  • 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 oliver@sustainablecoastlines.org

A huge thanks to all the volunteers who made the day such a success at Ōkorewa Lagoon!

The South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group did a fantastic job, and huge thanks to Greater Wellington Regional Council and Department of Conservation for having us along – it’s always an honour to be working with these teams.

We look forward to seeing how the area develops over the coming years.



We would like to invite you to join us on Sunday 26 May for another amazing planting at Ōkorewa Lagoon!

The South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group are lovingly overlooking its restoration, so we want to help them give some love to this special area. This project is also supported by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Department of Conservation and it’s always an honour to be working with these teams.

We’ll meet from 9:30am; look out for the flags about 200 metres past the Lake Ferry Hotel. We’ll be starting from 9.30am and finishing up around 12.00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but around noon we’ll all come together for a some tasty food and some Phoenix Organics Drinks.

To participate, please take a few seconds to sign up via registration form here

If you’re driving yourself it takes about an hour and a half – after the Rimutaka’s, head toward Martinborough and take Kahutara Road toward Lake Ferry.

This is a beautiful but remote and rugged area, please dress and prepare accordingly for changing weather. The planting is within walking distance from the car park past the Lake Ferry Hotel and you’ll find us!