There are a number of ways you can volunteer to make our coasts clean and green.

South Brighton volunteer Scott

Seafield Park - Brooklands Lagoon Planting Day

Date: Sunday 13 June

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Details: Help Christchurch City Council Rangers plant native trees and shrubs along the Brooklands Lagoon edge to restore the natural habitat.

Location: Meet at Seafield Park near Adrenalin forest off Heyders Road. Walk north along the Brooklands Track and look for signs to the planting site.

Register: Please register your interest in an event by contacting Alice Waterhouse at

Te Karoro Karoro-Southshore Spit planting day

Date: Saturday 14 August

Time:  10am to midday, follow signs from the entrance.

Details: Join Trees for Canterbury and Regional Park rangers as they continue to replace plants that were lost in the fire of 2009. Our goal is to encourage birds back into the area by creating a food source with native plantings. We will finish with a BBQ.

Location: Meet at the end of Rockinghorse Road. Look for signs directing you to the planting site which is a short walk into the reserve.

South New Brighton Domain

Christchurch City Council and Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust are working with local residents to restore this earthquake-damaged area and enhance the beautiful South New Brighton Domain. Regular tasks include planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning and collecting litter. 

  • First Saturday of every month, 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Meet at the South New Brighton Domain playground, accessed off Beatty Street, South New Brighton
  • For more information, contact Pieter Borcherds on 027 611 8655.

McCormacks Bay

A once neglected wetland, McCormacks Bay is being restored by Christchurch City Council, Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust and local volunteers from the Ferrymead Rotary Club and Mt Pleasant Residents Association.

  • Working bees are held on the third Sunday of each month, 2pm to 4pm
  •  Meet along McCormacks Bay Road – look out for the Council Ranger vehicle

For more information and/or to receive regular updates, email Myles Richardson on

Diamond Harbour

Help the Diamond Harbour community turn Morgan's and Sam's Gullies into native forests.

  • Working bees are held on the last Sunday of the month, 10am to 1pm
  • Meet at Upper Sam's Gully, between Marine Drive and Bay View Road

Stay up to date by checking the Friends of Morgan's and Sam's Gullies facebook page(external link).

Help restore and maintain our beautiful coastal areas and beach parks.

What to bring

  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Own gloves
  • Weather appropriate clothing - layers, raincoat and hat
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Some tools will be provided