Do you love nature and the outdoors? Enjoy the camaraderie of teamwork? Want to make a real difference in your local environment by planting out native trees, weeding, and picking up litter around the Whau River catchment.
The Whau River Catchment Trust (WRCT) is the principle environmental umbrella organisation for our area. Currently their main focus is ecological restoration work on the Rosebank Peninsula, although they cover the whole of the Whau River area with a range of different projects. Operating in the Whau River area since 2000, successful examples their efforts can be seen many areas, such as the start of the Kurt Brehmer Walkway in Charann Place, Avondale.
The WRCT puts in around 20,000 native plants every season (June – September) with the aid of corporate and community groups, and individual Friends of the Whau volunteers. The off season focuses on weeding and mulching the plantings, aiding their survival.
The Trust is also focused on community education and engagement, running workshops and visiting schools and community groups. They are currently surveying the biodiversity in the catchment with a website and app called iNaturalist. It’s easy, educational and a good way to get all ages outdoors, hunting for the most obscure wildlife!
If you are interested in any of the activities they have running in the Whau, get in touch using one of the ways below: