What to Expect
Become a Conservation Week Volunteer and assist in the control of invasive weeds near the Maramaratotara as part of a "Weeding day Out".The Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council are seeking help to tackle an infestation of climbing asparagus on the popular Maramaratotara walking track between Ferry Landing and Front Beach.
What to bring:
* Suitable clothing - good walking shoes, long trousers and gloves recommended
* Food and water
* Trowel if you have one
Register your interest with Natalie either by phone or email. You are also welcome to turn up on the day.
This work is vital to halting the spread of climbing asparagus, which is strangling native trees and forming a dense mat on the forest floor. Committed landowners have started control on bordering properties, but reinvasion is constant. The invasive climber is spreading, with infestations also reported at Purangi road and Cooks Beach, and sightings at Whitianga township. The plant is spread by birds and in dumped vegetation.