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Motutapu Island Extreme Weeding Bee

Sunday 19 February 2017, 8:15am

The Motutapu Restoration Trust has regular ‘extreme’ weeding bees on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month. The target weed is moth plant – which, if left uncontrolled, threatens the native forest on Motutapu Island (the island next to Rangitoto). The work is tough. A high level of fitness is required. Moth plant produces a sap which can irritate the skin. We recommend you wear light loose clothing that covers your arms and legs, a sunhat and sturdy footwear (as much of the work is on slopes). You need to bring your own lunch (there are no shops on the island) and drink lots of water (we recommend using a camelback so that your hands are free). We provide tools. Motutapu is an island, transport is by ferry. The cost of the ferry is $21.50 (with an approved volunteer card which we give to you when you ‘check in’ with us on the morning of departure) and biosecurity guidelines apply when landing on this island.

For more information or to register for each volunteer day email admin@motutapu.org.nz or contact Belinda on 027-5570845 or 09-5220919. Registration is essential.

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