Come join the Avon-Heathcote Ihutai Estuary Trust and CCC rangers one Sunday each month to restore McCormacks Bay.

McCormacks Bay planting.

Where to go

Meet at the Bay at 2 pm on Corner of McCormacks Bay and Maffeys.

What to bring

Bring with you some appropriate clothing and footwear. Gloves and tools and sunscreen supplied.

What you can expect to do

Each working bee is for two hours on the third Sunday of each month.

This unique wetland reserve is an important habitat for native wetland birds. The estuary trust together with Christchurch City Council park rangers are restoring and enhancing this reserve, with support from the Rata Foundation.

During autumn, winter and spring work is mainly focused around planting, weeding and mulching.

In summer work is mainly weeding, watering and litter removal.


For further information contact Matt Rose on 027 240 6276 or or just turn up on Sunday afternoon and say hi to the very friendly and informal team.

Dates and times

Date Time
Sunday 19 February 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 19 March 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 16 April 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 21 May 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 18 June 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 16 July 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 20 August 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 17 September 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 22 October 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 20 November 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 10 December 2pm to 4pm