Volunteers have two opportunities this month to help rid the
Wakatipu of wilding pines.
Fran O'Connor, ''Heart of the District'' award-winner and
conservation champion, and volunteers will go up Queenstown
Hill on April 7, leaving the Nomad Safaris depot, Industrial
Pl, at 1.30pm to return by 5.30pm, although participants can
get down earlier by arrangement.
Transport, some tools and refreshments are provided.
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Queenstown Lakes District Council project manager Grant
McLennan and team are targeting Ben Lomond on April 12, with
April 13 the reserve day in case of poor weather.
Volunteers will meet at the Skyline Gondola base at 9am and
ride the gondola to the upper terminal, then take a
helicopter flight to the top of Fernhill loop track on the
slopes of Ben Lomond.
Chopping and sawing wilding seedlings from the upper alpine
basin is the agenda. The group will walk back in
Mr McLennan recommended volunteers bring warm clothes, lunch
and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Registration is
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