The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust's mission is to grow native plants at its Jean Malpas Community Nursery and to use these plants to plant in public areas to enhance biodiversity in the Wakatipu Basin. The driving force behind the organisation are visionaries Neill and Barbara Simpson who, with the help of around 900 volunteer hours, established the nursery and have already planted several sites with native plants in the district. This has only been possible with the support of volunteers.
Their Feehly Hill planting site has been planted with over 4500 native plants since 2015. The newer sections with smaller shrubs and trees requires regular maintenance so the plants can grow large and strong enough to outcompete the weeds.
They are looking for volunteers to help keep the weeds down, especially during the spring / summer growing season. Role includes a combination of using a scrub bar and hand weeding.
Must be able to use a scrub bar (equipment and fuel provided). Suit anyone who enjoys garden maintenance.
2-3 hours a week, with high degree of flexibility.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.