Whangarei: Waitaua Awa 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 the 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].

As part of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2019, Sustainable Coastlines, Whitebait Connection and Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust invite you to join us on the Waitaua Awa for a series of awesome tree planting days to help restore this beautiful taonga.

The Waitaua Awa is one of two main streams that flow into Whangārei Falls, a very popular swimming spot and tourist destination. To date, over 60,000 native plants have been planted along the Waitaua Awa, which has restored over five kilometres of riparian habitat! 80% of these plants have been grown by volunteers at the He Kākano Community Plant Nursery. This year, we are proudly supported by Matariki Tu Rakau, an organisation that supports communities to come together to plant trees and create living memorials to those who gave their lives in the first world war.

Whitebait Connection offers unique learning experiences for schools and their communities in their local freshwater environments. These experiences inspire and link communities with catchments around Aotearoa-New Zealand, promoting a passion for healthy waterways and an active involvement in catchment restoration.

Come and join us to be part of the action. There are three days that are open for you to join us on:

  • Thursday 25 July – Schools and businesses day
  • Friday 26 July – Schools and businesses day
  • Saturday 27 July – Community Day
  • Sunday 28 July – Rain date

Registration for these planting days is compulsory for Health and Safety reasons, so please register on the form below to book your spot.

Parking is off Balmoral Rd in Tikipunga. When you arrive on site, look out for our blue and white Sustainable Coastlines flags and high-vis helpers.