Getting the TECT All Terrain Park up and running is all down to people power and a willingness to get involved. A huge and heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who have already helped build the TECT All Terrain Park.
Thousands of hours of work have gone into this amazing community venture so far. Park staff are involved in developing several volunteer programmes including:
- rural firefighting crew
- corporate community service work days where companies bring staff (and families) to participate in treeplanting, trail development and landscaping
- schools treeplanting and environmental educational trips
- ‘Adopt-a-Trail’ programme
- trail patrol
- training, for example chainsaw safety, trail building, surveying
- youth search and rescue
- conservation programmes run by the Tauranga-based company Kuaka New Zealand (KNZ) coordinates international student volunteers to provide many hours of planting, building trails, cleaning up, and protecting the beauty of the TECT All Terrain Park
If you’re enthusiast, energetic and motivated and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you might consider becoming a volunteer. You may also wish to join a community group, club or school that wants to get in and help.
The progress of the TECT All Terrain Park is reliant on the community and potential user groups to muck in and make their mark on the land.
Julia Wagner is the latest volunteer international intern to gain park management experience at the TECT All Terrain Park. Read about her story in Issue 13 of the Terrain News.
While it’s now possible to be able to go and play in the Park, there is still a lot of work to be done.
If you’re keen to register yourself, community group, business, club or school for volunteer work in the park, please contact the TECT All Terrain Park, on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +64 07 571 8008.