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Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park

$470 donated
Given by 10 generous donors in one year

This page is to help us develop a native Forest Park in the Christchurch Red Zone to be enjoyed by all with your help-one plant at a time.


Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park is a volunteer Group committed to establishing a native ecosystem within the Christchurch Red Zone by planting suitable areas and maintaining the pockets of native strands that already exist in the Red Zone.

We maintain 10 sites of ecological significance as well as develop Horseshoe Lake Reserve with the CCC Rangers and the development of a biodiversity exemplar in Brooker Ave.

Our Vision is for the development of Red Zone Forest Park open to all that includes areas for education, sympathetic recreation, community engagement and an area of native habitat that will enable our native species to thrive in Christchurch and for it to become a significant waypoint for migrating species.

Our largest commitment is for the development of our site around Brooker Reserve on Brooker Ave between the Avon-Ōtākaro River and Travis Wetland - an area which may one day become part of the Waitikiri Eco Sanctuary.

We enjoy strong relationships and support from Rata Foundation, Trees the Count, Trees for Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council, but as a small group of dedicated volunteers we are always on the look out for more support to help make the dream of a native park for Christchurch a reality.

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Any funds raised from this page will go directly to the purchase of plants for us to further develop our sites - in particular our largest site at Brooker Ave.

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Planting Days  13 June 2021

We had a successful Planting Day today, getting over 400 plants into the ground. We have a planting in conjunction with Trees for Canterbury at Horseshoe Lake Reserve on Saturday 26th June; and two remaining plantings at Brooker Reserve on Sundays July 11th and August 8th.

Thanks again for all your support that makes these events happen!

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 15 Apr 2022
Keep up the great work
Linda on 24 Sep 2021
Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park Incorporated

We really appreciate your kind donation to our Group! This will really help towards us getting more native plants into Christchurch!

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Guest Donor on 09 Sep 2021
Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park Incorporated

Thanks so much for your very kind donation to our Group. We will be able to get 5 more plants (with protective guards) in because of your generosity!

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Alexandra on 04 Sep 2021
Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park Incorporated

Thank you very much for your generous donation - we will ensure it goes towards further greening of the OARC!

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Guest Donor on 31 Aug 2021
Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park Incorporated

Thanks so much for your kind donation and making Christchurch a greener place!

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