Ōtautahi (Christchurch) Tree Planting, Waimakariri River #4 | Sustainable Coastlines

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Event details

Sep 2022

Remember to bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, this is critical for Health & Safety considerations. Hiking shoes are great!
  • 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)
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater and @sustainablecoastlines on social media

We will provide: 

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Health & safety documentation and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

Join us for an epic tree planting day alongside the Waimakariri River!

Sustainable Coastlines has been planting alongside Waimakariri te awa since 2017, and this is the finial planting for this season, so please come along with friends and whānau to get stuck in and end the tree planting season with a bang!

How to get there:
Head to the Kaiapoi Island Section of Waimakariri River Regional Park. The entrance to this section of the park is next to the Challenge service station at the corner of Wrights and Main North Road. Continue on the gravel road, turning left towards the public toilets and under Main North Road Bridge for approx. 1km. Look out for the blue and white Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

What does the day involve?
9:45 am – Registration opens at Kaiapoi Island. Tea and coffee are served.
10:00 am – Opening words from Sustainable Coastlines and Stakeholders.
10:10 am – Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
12:30 pm – Return to home base for lunch and group photo.
13:00 – Finish

Any questions – please contact Dan at [email protected]


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