Posted on April 13th, 2012 No comments
Tuesday 5 June
Arbor Day – help us plant 1000x trees
Okia Reserve, Otago Peninsula
Meet at Dick Rd carpark,10am
Bring spades, warm clothes, food and drink.
For more information contact the YEPT office
Phone 03 4790011
Posted on November 28th, 2011 No comments
Despite a promising start to the day (in spite of an atrocious forecast), the planters and Trust staff were eventually rained off around lunchtime. Some true grit and resolve were on display as the final few plants went in amid the downpour! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 2nd, 2011 No comments
Arbor Day planting with Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust at Okia Reserve – Sunday 5 June 2011
Where: Okia Reserve – meet at the Dick Road carpark, Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula. Click here for map
When: 5th June 10am.
Bring: warm clothes, rain parka, work gloves, snacks, lunch & thermos/water. Wear boots or sensible footwear.
The planting site on the dunes at the mid-beach is about 20 minutes’ walk from Dick Road carpark. Some planting spades are available, but bring your own if you have one.
Expected conclusion around 3pm. All welcome.
Contact the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust for more information on 479-0011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on May 25th, 2011 No comments
Thanks to the Speight’s Brewery Environment Fund, the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust Nursery kicked off their planting season this year on International Day of Biological Diversity, Sunday 22 May, 2011 at Tavora Reserve, East Otago.
More than 20 Trust volunteers, staff and supporters pitched in alongside Highlander players Siale Piutau, Shaun Treeby and Highlander marketing manager Doug McSweeney to plant 1000 native trees, shrubs, flaxes and pikao. The aim of the day was to extend the current planting towards the southern beach to enhance the biodiversity where the rare yellow-eyed penguins breed. The restoration of these riparian strips, which provide ecological and environmental benefits for integrated land-use practices, is the way forward for conservation.
The planting took place as part of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust programme of conservation activity using trees from its own nursery, which produces approximately 15,000 trees each year, the bulk of which will be planted in its own reserves this winter. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 15th, 2011 No comments
Thanks to Speight’s Environment Fund, the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust Nursery will kick off their planting season this year with $5,000 of trees and shrubs to be planted at Tavora Reserve, East Otago, on Sunday 22 May at 10 am. Join in and help restore yellow-eyed penguin habitats with the Trust and volunteers on this International Day of Biological Diversity. And because conservation is important to Southern Men, some of the Highlanders including Ben Smith will be there to help out.
- Place: Tavora Reserve, Bobby’s Head, Goodwood Road. Take SH1 north to Goodwood, turning right at AA sign to reserve.
- Time: 9.15 am, be at the old Wilson’s Distillery car park in Dunedin, or 10am at the reserve car park.
- Plan: To plant trees and shrubs at the South Beach and optional loop track walk, leaving reserve by 3 pm.
- Take: Spades, gardening gloves, warm clothing, lunch and drinks
NB: no toilet facilities
Plants were funded through a $5,000 grant from the Speight’s Brewery Environment Fund in 2010
Posted on May 5th, 2011 No comments
Preparations for the 2011 planting season are well underway at the YEPT Plant Nursery, which is so full it is bursting at the seams. It is time for all those plants to go. Our coastal areas need them to provide shelter and food for penguin and other wildlife. Volunteers have been working hard sorting and weeding our plants so that they are in the very best condition before they leave. It’s a great feeling to be getting rid of the stock and planning the plants for the next year, and here at the nursery we need the space. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 7th, 2010 No comments
On the morning of 6th June, three Trustees were joined by seventeen volunteers to plant out another area of the fore-dunes at Okia. It was easy planting, partly because the ground had been prepared by staff, but also because we were digging into sand. As well, many of the plants were flax (Phormium tenax) and poroporo (Solanum aviculare), which required only a spade cleft rather than a square hole.
About 500 plants were swiftly put into the ground in time to return at lunchtime and avoid the rain. Plants were
placed together tightly to avoid sand blow and allow for some plant loss in the difficult sand environment.
Posted on May 30th, 2010 No comments
Sunday 6 June at Okia Reserve (Victory Beach), Otago Peninsula
Meet at Dick Road carpark at 10:30am, or meet at Bayfield inlet carpark 10:00am to carpool (please advise if this is your intention).
Bring spade, lunch and drink, warm clothing, wet weather gear.
Posted on August 26th, 2009 No comments
We wanted to show you a few photos of a great planting day held at one of the Trust’s Reserves on the Otago Peninsula on the 26th August. We had a variety of people helping us that day – six members of the Wednesday nursery volunteers, three visiting Americans from the University of Otago Botany Department, three employees from Mercure Hotel Dunedin, one research student from the Zoology department, and three staff members. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 7th, 2009 No comments
Thanks to all those who came to help. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for it! Here are a few photos of the day!
- Where: Tavora Reserve, East Otago. Meet at the old Wilson’s Distillery carpark, North Dunedin.
- Directions: From Dunedin: Drive north through Waikouaiti on SH1 and on 7km to Goodwood Corner. Turn right onto Goodwood Road, and after 5km turn right into Bobby’s Head Road. The car park is directly ahead. From Palmerston: Take Goodwood Road for approx 7km and turn left into Bobby’s Head Road.
- When: Sunday 9th August 2009. Meet at Wilson’s Distillery carpark 9:15am to car pool, or 10am at Tavora Reserve carpark.
Bring spades, warm clothes, food and drink.