Talk Environment Donation to Seton Nossiter Park Working Group

Wellington’s first annual networking and dance party for professionals working in the environment has led to a windfall for Seton Nossiter Park Seton Nossiter Park which is a 1.6km-long, 30ha bush-clad reserve nestled in Belmont Gully in Wellington (which lies between Grenada Village, Horokiwi to the north, Woodridge to the east and Newlands and Paparangi to the south).

The Seton Nossiter Park Working Group, working with the Paparangi Scouts and Cubs, St Michael’s Church, and the community, has planted 1,200 trees in the park this year, building on the several thousands planted previously.  These efforts complement the restoration efforts of the Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council.  Bruce Patterson, who chairs the Group, was astounded to hear that proceeds from the not-for-profit Talk Environment event were to go to his group, for further restoration of the park. 

The proceeds from the event of $645 have kindly been donated to the Seton Nossiter Park Planting Group and will be used to purchase irrigation systems for the plant nurseries at Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home. The residents at these two hospital-level residential homes grow 400 trees each year, many of which are planted in the park.

 Steve Dunn (Treasurer of the Wellington NZILA Branch – far left) and Michael Wright (Secretary of the Wellington NZILA Branch – far right) present Peter Gilberd (Cashmere volunteer, second from left) and Bruce Patterson (Chairman of the planting group, second from right) and Cashmere Home residents, Therese Shields (front, left) and Shirley (front right), with the cheque to support their planting programme.

Steve Dunn (Treasurer of the Wellington NZILA Branch – far left) and Michael Wright (Secretary of the Wellington NZILA Branch – far right) present Peter Gilberd (Cashmere volunteer, second from left) and Bruce Patterson (Chairman of the planting group, second from right) and Cashmere Home residents, Therese Shields (front, left) and Shirley (front right), with the cheque to support their planting programme.

 Plantings from this year in Seton Nossiter Park.

Plantings from this year in Seton Nossiter Park.

 Looking further up the gully to the south west at previous years plantings along the stream.

Looking further up the gully to the south west at previous years plantings along the stream.

Thanks again to everyone who made Talk Environment possible and we will continue to support the Seton Nossiter Park Working Group from future events.