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You can find a calendar of planting days or beach clean ups, what to bring and how to register so you can get involved.

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Plant Thru Winter 2019 - Community Planting Days

We'll be planting through winter again this year. We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. These are always fun - a bit of hard work and a lot of social time! And the more pairs of hands the better.  Children can be involved too.

We supply plants, pre-dug holes and a barbecue at the end. You need to wear/bring suitable clothes for the weather, sturdy footwear, work gloves, a spade, snacks and water.

Get planting and we all win!

Take a photo of you and yours planting over the winter at home, farm, school, work, or for us, and pop them on facebook, tagging it #plantthruwinter.

What to Bring

Planting Days:

What to Bring

-          Yourself, your family, your friends and enthusiasm.
-          Marae planting days are also a great opportunity to find out about Māori customs and plant uses
-          Sturdy boots, shoes or gumboots as it can been muddy or slippery
-          Warm clothing, including jacket, woollen jersey as you are outdoors
-          Hat, beanie to keep your head warm or dry
-          Waterproof jacket/coat in case it rains
-          Sunscreen
-          Work/garden gloves
-          Bottle of water is essential, perhaps snacks to keep you going
-          Backpack, bag or big pockets to keep these in

What we supply

-          Plants, fertilisers and usually pre-dug holes
-          Spades, shovels
-          Safety talk and roped off areas where there are hazards
-          There may be a sausage sizzle or kai to celebrate a job well done.

Beach & River Clean-ups:

It’s a mucky job as there are a few people who don’t care about our environment and dump their rubbish… but it’s also fun by the water and some interesting things can be found!

Beach & river clean ups are regularly happening - community groups organise these themselves, but you are welcome to ask us if there are events you can join in - email enviro@hbrc.govt.nz or if you want more information, please email Sally Chandler, Community Engagement at HBRC.

What to Bring

-          Yourself, your family, your friends and enthusiasm
-          Sturdy boots, shoes or gumboots as beaches are rocky and there can be broken glass
-          Jacket in case it cools off or rains
-          Hat for sun and wind protection
-          Sunscreen
-          Work/garden gloves
-          Bottle of water is essential, perhaps snacks to keep you going
-          Backpack, bag or big pockets to keep these in

 What we supply

-          Safety & hazards advice
-          Rubbish bags
-          There may be a sausage sizzle or kai to celebrate a job well done.

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