Find an event that you, your family and friends can attend. There are lots to choose from throughout the year and throughout the region.

Community Volunteers from the Styx Mill Reserve Planting Day May 2017

Volunteering is a great way to help look after the environment you enjoy. Learn more about your community, be active in the outdoors and meet new people.

Activities vary and may include general clean ups, tree planting, weeding, mulching and planting.

Please read the volunteer guidelines and then contact the organiser to register your interest in these events.

Special events

Event Date
Westlake Park clean up day Thursday 13 September
Travis Wetland Reserve community planting day Saturday 15 September 
Aglaia Place native planting day Saturday 15 September
Grampian Reserve community planting day Saturday 15 September
Halswell Quarry community planting day Saturday 22 September 
Okains Bay Camping Ground planting day Saturday 22 September
Horseshoe Lake community planting day(external link) Saturday 6 October 
Mahoe-nui Reserve lower site spring maintenance(external link) Saturday 24 November

Regular working bees

Event Next event date Contact
Bottle Lake and Spencer Park  To suit Park Rangers (03) 941 8999
Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead) Every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155
Halswell Quarry To be confirmed Nigel Morritt 027 234 1353
McCormacks Bay Sunday 16 September, 2pm to 4pm Matt Rose 027 240 6276
Port Hills Saturday 6 October, 1pm to 3pm Di Carter (03) 941 7572 or 027 201 5653
South New Brighton Park Sunday 7 October, 2pm to 4pm Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655
Thistledown Reserve Saturday 29 September, 10am to midday Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Travis Wetland Saturday 15 September, 10am John Skilton on 027 4968 935

Both Drayton Reserve Volunteers(external link) and Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring(external link) hold regular working bees. Check their websites for upcoming events.