Introduction

12 - 16 February 2018: Volunteers will carry out maintenance on the historic water race in the Piano Flat area, the only known operational water race in Southland.

Highlights

Four volunteers required for five days.

Location: Piano Flat – Waikaia Forest, Northern Southland.

Activity number 21: Quote this activity number in your volunteer application or enquiry.

Date

Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February 2018

Repairing part of the Piano Flat water race.
Repairing part of the Piano Flat water race
Image: DOC

Description

Volunteers will carry out maintenance on the historic water race in the Piano Flat area, the only known operational water race in Southland. The work involves clearing weeds, cutting back vegetation, earthworks and fluming maintenance. This is beautiful location has great opportunities for trout fishing, bush walks and photography.

What to expect

Fitness/skills: Medium to high.

Accommodation: Will be confirmed with the successful applicants.

Pickup/drop off location: Meet at the DOC workshop (at the rear of Marshall Industries), 193 Bond Street Invercargill, on Monday 12 February at 8.30 am, returning to the same location around 4.00 pm on Friday 16 February. Alternatively, volunteers can meet there - please advise the trip leader if you wish to do this. 

Cost: $150 per person - contribution towards food and transport.

What to bring

A full equipment list and information pack will be issued prior to the commencement of the activity.

How to apply

To find out more about what to expect, how to apply for activities, acceptance and cancellation details view the Southland volunteer information and online application form.

Contact

If you have specific questions or would like to know about other conservation volunteer opportunities in the area, contact:

Southland and Otago Volunteer Coordinator

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 
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