Mid Dome provides perfect volunteer opportunity
Mid Dome provides perfect volunteer opportunity for adrenaline junkies
It’s probably one of the more challenging locations on which to hold a volunteer workday, but getting there is just one of the challenges facing volunteers who want to work on Mid Dome.
The terrain, climate and nature of the work all contribute to making Mid Dome a spectacular opportunity for willing volunteers.
This November, volunteers are needed to help with the ongoing eradication programme of wilding pines on Mid Dome.
Planted between the 1950s and 1980s as a way to control soil erosion, the pines quickly began to spread across the Northern Southland high country. Each year they send millions of seeds off the mountain and can quickly establish on otherwise productive land.
To help stop the spread workdays are held on the remote, rugged and picturesque mountain, where volunteers pull out seedlings and cut down smaller trees.
“The work of the volunteers is an integral part of the Trust’s eradication programme,” says Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust Chairman Ali Timms. “It’s a great opportunity to make a hands on contribution toward reclaiming this spectacular landscape, in the company of a great bunch of like-minded people.”
The next volunteer workday is on Saturday 16th November. Volunteers need to be relatively fit, have their own gloves, warm clothing, good footwear and be keen to spend time on one of Southland’s most extreme scenic locations.
To register your interest in volunteering, please contact Richard Bowman on 0800 76 88 45 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.