Schools and Corporate Tree Planting Days Waimakariri River Canterbury | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Details

Aug 2019
Aug 2019

What will Sustainable Coastlines Provide?

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • 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)
  • Reusable coffee cup for hot drinks
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As a 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].

The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust is working in collaboration with the Student Volunteer Army and invites your school to join us to plant trees alongside the Waimakariri River.

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 Waimakariri River is the source of over 75% of the drinking water for Christchurch so get involved to give this iconic waterway some much-needed love!

On any day(s) and time that suits you, from Monday the 19th of August to Friday the 20th of September, we would be happy to invite your school to:

1) Host one of our educators at your school for a presentation about kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and water quality. This has proven educational outcomes and helps motivate students for planting trees.

2) Join us at the Waimakariri River for a tree planting activity.

Location: Head to the eastern end of Coutts Island Road – Whites Crossing West Picnic Area one of our team members will meet you there.

Please feel free to call George on 0274436743 if you have any questions. We are looking forward to getting you along to this amazing event.