Tauranga volunteers

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Introduction

Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Tauranga.

Description

Rangers from Tauranga invite you to join in on our volunteer days. The activities and the location will vary. 

As well as helping out DOC rangers and community groups, you'll also get to learn about the history of the project area, go on a walk, or even catch a glimpse of some of the amazing wildlife.

2019 dates

July

Aongatete Forest Swimming Hole Track, Track Maintenance

Location: Aongatete
Dates: Wednesday 31 July 
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (at latest)
Main tasks: Improving track surface using spaces and grubbers, widen track, lopping vegetation. Medium fitness needed.
Bring: Day pack with water, food and raincoat.
Wear: Warm clothing, sturdy shoes.

Register by contacting us using the details below. This is so we can supply the right amount of equipment and be aware of any medical conditions you may have.

August

Otawa Sanctuary track line clearing for pest monitoring

Location: Otawa sanctuary
Dates: Thursday 1 August
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (at latest)
Main tasks: Clearing track, lopping vegetation using silky saw, secateurs and loppers. Medium to high-level fitness needed.
Bring: Day pack with water, food and raincoat.
Wear: Warm clothing, sturdy shoes/hiking boots due to back country terrain.

Register by contacting us using the details below. This is so we can supply the right amount of equipment and be aware of any medical conditions you may have.

September

Conservation Week event support

Locations: Various popular local hotspots, including but not limited to Otanewainuku, Orokawa Bay, Athenree Wetland, Tuahu Track, Waiorongamai, Wairere Falls, Mount Te Aroha.
Dates: 14-22 September 2019
Main tasks: Supporting DOC with public engagement, supervision and education at Conservation events.

October - November

Bittern surveying in Coastal Wetlands

Location: Coastal wetlands - Pukehina to Tauranga Moana including Kaituna
Dates: Mid October to Mid November, various dates site specific.
Time: 1 hour after sunset and 1hour before sunrise, on call. 1 hour of listening and standing still.
Main tasks: Using a compass and time keeping to record the distinctive “booming” call. Excellent sound recognition abilities. Low fitness.

Contact

To request a volunteer role description for an activity and complete a volunteer registration application contact:

Nataalia Lunson, Ranger Community
Mobile: +64 27 536 6847
Email: nlunson@doc.govt.nz 

Tauranga DOC office
Phone: +64 7 571 2668
Email: taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz

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