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Fridays in the Forest

April 5, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Are you interested in doing something good for the environment while enjoying the beautiful Staveley Camp Forest? Come join us for “Fridays in the Forest,” a community event that focuses on having fun and creating connections, while removing invasive weeds and protecting the environment.

The Staveley Camp Forest is one of the few remaining remnants of native alluvial plain forests in the Mid-Canterbury foothills, making it of significant ecological value. Unfortunately, the forest was previously degraded by early grazing and exposure to invasive plant species. Nevertheless, we’ve been making big efforts to restore the forest to its native state, including full-perimeter fencing, weed removal, and trapping of possums and other pests.

One of the biggest challenges we’re facing is the number of invasive plants in the forest, many of which are altering its fundamental structure. We need your help to remove these invaders and restore the forest’s natural beauty and ecological health.

Restoring the Staveley Camp Forest will benefit the local biodiversity and play an important role in the health of the wider ecosystem. By participating in our “Fridays in the Forest,” you can make a valuable contribution to the environment and have a great time while doing it!

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴:
– Cutting weeds
– Digging out invasive plants
– Potting and planting seedlings

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴:
– Lunch
– Water
– Gloves
– Sturdy shoes
– Sunhat
– Loppers and secateurs (if you have them)

𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴:
There may be people staying in the camp, so please park in the paddock before you reach the camp and head for the deer gate at the opposite end of the paddock from the camp.

Details

Date:
April 5, 2024
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Staveley Camp

Venue

Staveley Camp
Sawmill Road
Staveley, Canterbury 7771 New Zealand
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