Wellington Gives Back To Help Our Native Bush

On Saturday, bright and early, some of the Wellington students went to Belmont Regional Park to help out the Friends of Maara Roa on one of their restoration days. We volunteered our time to plant some native New Zealand trees in order to increase the population of native bush on the park. After learning how to keep the young trees protected with cardboard to cover the roots and plastic to cover the leaves, we got to work and planted around 60 new trees! During our morning tea break, we were taken on a walk to find a small waterfall, where our guide may or may not have gotten lost once or twice – but that’s all part of the experience of going bush! After morning tea it was back to planting and chatting with those that volunteer their time every weekend. Planting Trees | Wellington, New Zealand | Volunteer Event | College Study Abroad | IFSA-Butler Coffee With A View | Wellington, New Zealand | Volunteer Event | College Study Abroad | IFSA-Butler After the planting we went and had some well-deserved lunch at Scorch-o-rama, which boasts the best views from any café in Wellington. On the way home, we were given with a tour of the Southern Bays of Wellington by our shuttle driver with Zac Brown Band blasting through the speakers – so all in all, a very good day! In The Forest | Wellington, New Zealand | Volunteer Event | College Study Abroad | IFSA-Butler Helping Plant Trees | Wellington, New Zealand | Volunteer Event | College Study Abroad | IFSA-Butler