Trail Crew

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2018
SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019

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Meet at the Redwoods Info Centre, Longmile Road, Rotorua at 8 am for all working bees.
Please bring tools like rakes, loppers, shears and gloves.

Each year, volunteers contribute over 500 hours clearing tracks along the Tarawera Ultra course. This is done with the generous support of the Department of Conservation (who provide a free boatride) and local landowners and managers. doc-boat

Why trail clearing?

– The trail is clear and tidy, which means fewer twisted ankles on race day.
– Benefits all recreational walking and biking users of the trails.
– Wasp control at popular picnic areas.
– Nice clear trails for training runs.

 


SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2018
– Focus on Northern Tarawera, Eastern Okataina and Western Okataina walkways, clearing with hand tools.
– Extra volunteers would clear additional trails such as Blue Lake track, Feeder trail etc.
– Log and report any major treefalls that need clearing.
– Identify active wasps for follow-up nest control (Tim D can do this).
– Boat drop off to The Outlet and Humphries Bay, with pickups later in the day
– We will end the day with a picnic and swim together.

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019
– Wilding Pine removal from Mt. Tarawera under the guidance of representatives of Ruawahia 2B Trust.
– Must be fit and strong and capable of hard manual labour.

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019
– Tarawera Trail, clearing with hand tools.
– Log and report any major treefalls that need clearing
– Identify active wasps for follow-up nest control (Tim D can do this)
– Boat drop off the several points on trails so volunteers can work back to the Landing or carpark.

There will be smaller working bees (perhaps 3 to 5 people for 1-3 hours each) working on clearing some tracks immediately prior to race week.

For further information, please contact tim@taraweraultra.co.nz