The Sanctuary: Planting & Open Day (BBQ)

Join us down at the sanctuary as we help to restore a patch of riparian swamp forest on the south bank of the mighty Waimakariri. The plants will be a selection of Kahikatea swamp forest species eco-sourced, as locallly as possible. This is an opportunity for people to learn about this project with guided walks and talks as well as helping with the planting. All welcome! If you are not able to help with the planting you are still welcome to come and visit the area to see what we are achieving and join us in celebrating the transformation we are achieving.

Meet at 1pm at the end of Coutts Island north of Belfast (Main North Road -> Dickeys Road -> Coutts Island Road) - google map here. Once we've all arrived the ranger will let vehicles through the gate and we will make our way down to the parking space together, walking the short distance to the planting space from there. There will be a porta-loo on site and ranger staff will run a BBQ and provide some hot drinks. If you have queries contact the ranger on 0277020811 or greg.stanley@ecan.govt.nz. Late comers welcome - walk in independently or text for assistance.