About this opportunity
Tuesday 26th February, 8am - 4pm
Bassant Reserve, Royal Oak & Captain Springs Reserve, Onehunga
Next week we’ll continue with the amazing work you did over the last couple of years at Bassant Reserve in Royal Oak and Captain Springs Reserve in Onehunga. Bassant Reserve is a water catchment area boasting some huge oaks and an old apple tree. There are some little bridges and picnic tables, native bush and wetlands where you can see kingfisher and tui. And the park is very secluded, so feels like it could be your own backyard. Captain Springs Reserve has an interesting geological history. Within the south-western portion of the reserve are the remains of an old sink-hole now filled in, which was formed by the collapse of lava caves. The caves were giant bubbles formed by the escape of gas and steam enclosed in the lava which flowed from Mt Smart. A watercourse meanders alongside the railway line and part of the area forms the fresh water springs that gave the reserve its name. It’s a great chance to learn about biodiversity and how we can all make a difference to our environment.Our focus will be on the removal of invasive pest plants such as woolly nightshade and german ivy. We’d love to have your help!
This project is part of an initiative between Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and the Auckland Council to help bring biodiversity back to our central parks and to give people who are interested in conservation a chance to get involved. Our teams go out every Tuesday and some weekends to work in different parks around Auckland. Come along for a single day or join our friendly group of regular volunteers.
For all our projects you are assisted by a qualified team leader who guides you through the tasks and can help you to identify and learn about native species of fauna and flora and conservation. Tasks range according to the season and the specific needs of the park.