Help clean up gulf

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Vol­un­teers are needed to help the De­part­ment of Con­ser­va­tion with work on North Head and on is­lands in the Hau­raki Gulf.

Auck­land DOC is look­ing for peo­ple who may also be avail­able to help the Bio­di­ver­sity team on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

The Devon­port Guardians pro­gramme will see vol­un­teers join rangers and be­come the main­te­nance crew on North Head or Fort Taka­puna.

Helpers will main­tain build­ings and tun­nels, plant na­tives, and re­move weeds by hand and weed eater.

Build­ing and grounds main­te­nance at North Head is hap­pen­ing on Septem­ber 19 and plant­ing and weed­ing is on Novem­ber 13. At Fort Taka­puna build­ing and grounds main­te­nance is on Oc­to­ber 24 and plant­ing and weed­ing is on Novem­ber 14.

All ses­sions run from 9.30am 2.30pm.

For those who want to ven­ture a lit-

till tle fur­ther away there is the Ran­gi­toto/Mo­tu­tapu Is­lands Overnight Is­land Restora­tion.

A group of 4 to 8 vol­un­teers are needed for Oc­to­ber 10 and 11, Novem­ber 7 and 8 and De­cem­ber 5 and 6.

Vol­un­teers for a project at the Okura Bush Walk­way will help main­tain the walk­ing track, clear drains and cut back veg­e­ta­tion from Haigh Ac­cess Rd through re­gen­er­at­ing coastal kauri for­est along the Okura River es­tu­ary, and the edge of the Long Bay – Okura Ma­rine Re­serve work­ing to­wards Karepiro Bay and the his­toric Dacre Cot­tage.

A medium to high level of fit­ness is re­quired and tools are pro­vided.

It is hap­pen­ing on Septem­ber 25 and Novem­ber 27 from 9.45am till 2.30pm.

Help wanted: Vol­un­teers are needed to help DOC on North Head and Ran­gi­toto Is­land.

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