War on Weeds will be one wild adventure targeting some pretty special locations in Dunedin. If you're keen to keep Dunedin safe from troublesome pest plants, create new native habitat, make some new friends and travel to some amazing places then register your expression of interest!
There are two types of roles available within the War on Weeds team: Crew leader and crew member.
What you'll be doing
This War on Weeds battle site will focus on the eradication of pesky pines that seem to have a regular supply of new troops. Work days here will be whole day excursions during the week. Get ready for a good workout, as there's plenty of high tussocks to straddle on this mission!
The War on Weeds will be extending to the Otago Peninsula to help native plants fight back. Banana passionfruit and Darwin’s Barberry are two prime suspects that are smothering native habitat and competing with native plants that are trying to re-establish on the Peninsula. Join us at one of our field days to help preserve what makes this wildlife capital the showpiece of Dunedin!
The preservation of existing native vegetation and the establishment of new native habitat is a priority for Signal Hill. This will be a regular battle site in the War on Weeds as we fight the invasion of Darwin’s Barberry, a hardy weed known to establish in shaded areas and compete with regenerating native seedlings.