Working Bee Volunteers

Save The Otago Peninsula (STOP) Inc
Practical – outdoors | 2-50 people | Dunedin

Save the Otago Peninsula (STOP) exists to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Peninsula. They monitor and react to potential threats to the environment. STOP also works to raise concern for the protection of the environment and organises practical ways for people/groups to contribute in your area.

STOP plant trees through Winter, up to September, and then focus on releasing native seedlings planted in previous years through Spring/Summer/Autumn to ensure that the trees get plenty of light and don’t have grass competing for nutrition and water. STOP also work to enhance the conditions around the trees to speed up natural revegetation in areas adjacent to the remnants of the existing bush.

Volunteering usually takes place on Tuesday or Sunday Mornings. (Please Note: Other times for groups can be arranged)


  • Level of fitness: Must be able to walk across uneven surfaces (paddocks and gentle hill slopes)
  • If you can garden then you can perform this activity
  • Suitable footware, good tread and ankle support
  • Sun protection, hat and waterproof jacket/windbreak
  • Walking access to the site is approximately 20 to 30 minutes
  • The current planting site has a gentle hill climb approach, then a flat approach, followed by an even steeper hill climb
  • Tasks can be tailored to your ability and level of fitness

Would your team like to help?

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