The Travis Wetland Trust was formed in 1992 and continues to work tirelessly for the protection of Christchurch’s largest freshwater wetland.

Travis Wetland volunteer Steve

Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland is the last large freshwater wetland in Christchurch and an important habitat for native wetland plants and birds. It is also a living example of the power of community volunteering.

The Christchurch City Council and the Travis Wetland Trust(external link) jointly organise a number of planting days and working bees that you can get involved in.

What to bring

  • Clothing to suit the season, e.g. sun hat, warm clothing, raincoat
  • Sturdy footwear, boots or gumboots
  • Gardening gloves

Contact

For more information, contact John Skilton on 027 496 8935, or email Travis Wetland Trust on info@traviswetland.org.nz.

Travis Wetland Trust

The Travis Wetland Trust formed in 1992 with the goal of preserving and developing Travis Wetland as a nature heritage park for the education and enjoyment of all.

To stay up to date with the Trust's many events and campaigns, you can sign up to become a member and receive regular newsletters. 

Join the Christchurch City Council and Travis Wetland Trust for their monthly working bees focusing on planting, weeding and maintenance. 

  • Third Saturday of every month, 9am to 12.30pm

Meet at the Travis Wetland car park, off Beach Road.

Trees for Canterbury @ Travis Wetland

Join Trees for Canterbury, Travis Wetland Trust and Christchurch City Council Park Rangers for a planting event at Travis Wetland.

The plants donated by Trees for Canterbury will be planted to extend the dry/coastal forest adjacent to the Beach Road entrance. This forest will be a mix of Kanuka, Ngaio, Totara and small leaved Coprosma species. Over time this forest will provide habitat for a range of forest birds and invertebrates.

A BBQ lunch will follow. Bring along family, friends and a spade.

Date: Saturday 19 September

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Meet at the Beach Road car park in Travis Wetland. Look for signs directing you to planting site which is a short walk into the reserve.