Churton Park Revegetation Group
This group is sponsored by the Churton Park Community Association, and supported by both Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. The group members are undertaking the ecological restoration of a a high profile area of Churton Park. Wingfield reserve runs parallel to Middleton Road north from Wingfield Place for about 400 metres, and is very visible from Middleton Road, which is a main access route. The reserve contains one of the upper tributaries of the Porirua Stream. The site has been the focus of the group’s efforts over the last five years. Before work started the reserve and stream were not visible as they were hidden beneath a thick canopy of willow trees and choked with blackberry.The reserve is being radically transformed from a weedy, overgrown and inaccessible eyesore to a healthy, accessible bush fringed waterway for people to enjoy.
South end of site adjacent to Wingfield Place
At this site the group has:
Excellent growth after 2 years
Working bees held throughout the year. During the planting season (May to September), there are regular planting days (usually once a month) which anyone can attend. New members are always welcome, as is the assistance of corporate groups (such as businesses, government departments, or community groups) that want to give a half or full day back to the community, and have a great experience at the same time.
You can contact the group on the numbers below to volunteer or find out when work is next planned.
Planters on Saturday 7 August 2010
The group is led by John Morrison, ph: 477 1020