World Rivers Day Community Tree Planting – Waimakariri River | Sustainable Coastlines

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Event Details

Sep 2019

What Sustainable Coastlines provide:

Trees and planting site
A planting tutorial
Health & safety briefing and documents (we’ll happily provide a risk assessment for you)
First aid kits and first aid trained staff
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].

65 People collaborated to help plant 2183 native trees as a result of this event this is a great step to preserving the water quality of this iconic waterway.

As part of our amazing collaboration with the Student Volunteer Army, ANZ, Vodafone and ECan, we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday the 21st of September for a community planting day 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!

How to get there: Head to the eastern end of Coutts Island Road – Whites Crossing West Picnic Area – and we’ll meet from 10.00am; look out for the Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear. We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 2.00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but around noon we’ll all come together for some tasty food and some Phoenix Organics Drinks.

What does the day involve?
9:45am Registration opens at Coutts Island Road – Whites Crossing West Picnic Area, Tea and coffee served.
10:00am Karakia from local iwi, opening words from Sustainable Coastlines and Stakeholders.
10:15am Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
12:30pm Return to home base for lunch.
13:00pm Photo and quick formalities, back to planting for those who wish to stay.
14:00pm(ish) Event finishes