Wairau Estuary Clean Up!
The Wairau Estuary in Milford is connected to the inland Wairau Valley Catchment, which stretches several kilometres into the industrialised and commercial heart of the Wairau Valley. Extensive environmental testing has revealed the presence of common contaminants in the watercourse from industrial land, high traffic roads, and recreational activities in the estuary. Despite this, up to nine native freshwater fish and crustacean species are found in this waterway.
With support from the passionate locals in Milford and Castor Bay and technical advice from Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters Team, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board has committed funding to support a cleaner and healthier Wairau Estuary and beach in Milford.
Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is coordinating with community members and volunteer groups to improve the health of the stream by running rubbish clean-ups and planting days along the edges of the estuary. We’d love to have your help and stay with us for a BBQ at the end of the activities!
BOOKING IS REQUIRED.
What to wear: On project you need to wear: Sturdy boots/shoes or gumboots, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, bring with you a sun hat, waterproof jacket. What to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water and a snack. (There is extra water, repellent and sun block also on the van). We will provide all the tools.
Staying at home if you are sick is still the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19, please if you have cold or flu symptoms you should stay home.
The project will kick-off at 10am with a free BBQ for the volunteers at the end of the activities - 1pm. We can provide transportation to/from site for the volunteers from our office in Eden Terrace, book your spot if you need to.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.