Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park

$388 of $5,550 goal
Given by 10 generous donors in around 11 months

A community movement with a vision to transform the Christchurch Avon River Red Zone into a city to sea native forest and wetland park.


Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park developed to conceptualise, promote and actively encourage the development of an indigenous forest and wetland park in land cleared of residential housing after the Canterbury Earthquakes. This land is still frequently referred to as the Red Zone or more accurately as the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

We are an action focused group with 9 project sites in the red zone and two Christchurch City Council parks that we are restoring by either encouraging existing indigenous vegetation to re-establish or by actively planting indigenous plants.

Both the committee and volunteers contribute their time on an unpaid basis. For our projects we are dependent entirely on donations or grants to buy plants, mulch, tools, plant guards and weed mats.

We have 2 new and exciting projects we are seeking funding for, these are:

Dallington Terrace: We have secured an extension to the size of our lease and we would like to prepare the land for future planting. This requires improving soil condition through mulching the soil. We have been quoted as $1155 for compost. We are also looking to raise $896 for native plants, $520 for plant guards, $338 for 2 wheel barrows and $69 for a mulching fork. For this project site we are seeking $2913 in total.

Cowlishaw Street: We have also secured an extension to the size of our lease at this site and would like to prepare it the site for future planting as we will with our Dallington site. This will require an additional $1155 for compost. We are also seeking $724.5 for plants, $416 for plant guards, $338 for 2 wheel barrows and $69 for a mulching fork. For this site we are seeking $2637.5 of additional funding.

We appreciate any donations towards helping us create a forest and wetland park in the Ōtākaro - Avon River Corridor.

Use of funds

Any funds raised will go towards the purchase of plants to be planted by our Volunteers

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Latest update

Further calculations for costs   11 November 2020

Posted by: Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park Incorporated

Following more detailed calculations on the project costs we have dtermined that to complete these projects will now cost $5550.00

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Guest Donor on 10 Dec 2020
Tanya on 13 Nov 2020
Thank you!
Rob on 12 Nov 2020
Govt should really Bev funding your work.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 12 Nov 2020
Green that red zone!
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Guest Donor on 24 Apr 2020
Keep up the good work!

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