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Go green with Conservation Volunteers

Submitted by on March 30, 2014 – 7:34 pm

Conservation volunteersGet your hands dirty and enjoy

Looking for a job in the outdoors but lack the practical experience?

The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme could be just what you’re looking for

The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme is a  part-time programme, (2-3 days a week) developed to help you gain the skills, training and confidence to pathway to an outdoor career within parks, conservation, landscaping and more.  There are places available but you’ll need to hurry.  Contact us today for more information.


Learn how to identify common weeds at Lynfield Reserve

Tuesday 1 April 8am-4pm

This week we’re off to Lynfield Reserve which sits at the top of the Wairaki Stream catchment. The Wairaki Stream feeds into the Manukau Harbour at Lynfield Cove.  Today, we’ll be targeting chinese privet, ginger, tradescantia, onion weed as well as Taiwanese cherry and wattle trees. Come along, spend the day with our friendly Tuesday team and learn about common weeds you might find in your own garden.


Learn how to grow your own native plants

 Maungawhau Volunteer Nursery, Mt Eden

Join us on this series of three workshops and learn how to grow your own native plants.  Various techniques, plant types and species identification will be covered as well as pests and diseases that affect young seedlings. You’ll be working in the Maungawhau Volunteer Nursery in Mt Eden where seeds collected from Oakley Creek will be potted, grown and cared for before they are replanted back into our Auckland Parks. To get the most out of these workshops, its best if you can attend all three, however, if you can only make it to one or two, that’s fine. Come along and get your hands dirty!


Seed collection and seed sowing

Saturday 29th March 8.30am-1pm

You’ll travel with the team to Oakley Creek where you will collect seeds before returning to the Maungawhau nursery for seed sowing.


Pricking out and potting on at nursery

Saturday 5th April 8.30am-1pm

Today, you will be be pricking and potting on at the Maungawhau Volunteer Nursery.


Propagation by division and cuttings at nursery

Saturday 12th April 8.30am-1pm

Today, you will be learning about propagation by division and cuttings at the Maungawhau Volunteer Nursery.

Want more information?


Meeting Place:

Conservation Volunteers, 3 Esplanade Road, Mt Eden (we will transport you to the project site) or you can arrange to meet us on site. Bookings are essential. If you would like to register please call 0800 56 76 86 or email info@conservationvolunteers.co.nz


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