Environment Network Manawatu is a network of over fifty member organisations that fosters and encourages environmental initiatives in the Manawatu, in areas ranging from sustainable living to wildlife conservation.
The environment faces real and pressing challenges. You can be part of the solution.
- See our diverse range of member groups.
- Check out our monthly newsletter of regional events.
- Watch a 24-minute documentary showcasing the work of our network and member groups.
- Listen to a 30-minute radio interview with ENM.
- Visit a map and list of member group projects.
- Apply for group membership.
- Volunteer for ENM
- Donate to ENM
Third Sunday of every month, 10:30 - 3pm
103 Taonui St., Palmerston North
If you would like a stall at a super affordable rate, get in touch!
Pit Park Working Bee
3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Tweed St., Roslyn, Palmerston North 4414
This disused quarry adjacent to the historic Hoffmann brick kiln is now a lush urban park visited by native birds. It has easy access paths, seating, and its own wetland. Most of the native plants for this project are being sourced locally. This project began in 1999. Progress on the park continues, with volunteers raising from seed over 1,500 native grasses and shrubs. In addition, volunteers have sourced from the community at no cost over 2,000 native trees and shrubs, which were all planted into the pit.
You are invited to be a part of this project by growing plants, taking part in plantings, assisting with plant maintenance and working parties or anything else you may be able to help with. Help develop the Featherston St Pit Park into a community park that Palmerston North can be proud of. Jobs can be found for all fitness levels; stay for a cuppa afterwards. All welcome.
The Pit Park is at the Vogel Street end of Featherston Street, with entry just before Tweed Street.
Phone: Marise on 06 354 0062 / Malcolm on 06 357 5570.
Sharing Garden Working Bee
2nd Saturday of each month, 10:30 - 12:30
Every Monday morning, 10:00 - 12:00
40 Duke St, Feilding, Palmerston North 4702
Join the Transition Feilding team at the Sharing Garden for a working bee. The Sharing Garden is located on the corner of North and Duke Street, opposite Feilding High School.
Jobs generally involve weeding, planting and mulching garden beds. There is often a range of things to do, so you can choose one that suits you.Everyone is welcome to join the working bee, for any amount of time.
We don't have any indoor facilities, so we need to come prepared to be out in the hot sun or odd shower of rain. If the weather is really unfavourable, cancellations are notified on the Facebook page.
If you can bring your own garden tools that is helpful, but we also have some to share. If you'd like to contribute but can't join the working bee, a donation of food or refreshments for the workers would be much appreciated. If you'd like to donate plants or other items for the Sharing Garden, these can be left with the caretakers (Trevor and Ellen Witt) at their house over the road from the garden, at 27 Duke Street.
Any changes to the plans will be posted on Transition Feilding's Facebook Page.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-2pm
Rangitane Park, Awapuni
Maybe you have time on your hands since giving up work? You have lost touch with your workmates and miss the company you enjoyed while working. Perhaps you have sold the family home, leaving behind your workshop? Do you miss the satisfaction of working on projects. Meet like-minded people at the shed, learn new skills and share old – together Menzshed build great things and give back to the community.
Citizen Science: Waste in Urban Streams
Drop in 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm
15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 26, & 27 April.
What is lurking in our urban streams? Come to the River Room at Te Manawa and find out. The team from Palmy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge invites you to help sorting, counting, weighing and recording the waste that has been found at 40 different river and stream sites around the city.