Make a difference

Driven by a love of the outdoors?

Help protect your local waterways at our next conservation event.

Plastic, debris and rubbish are spilling into our beaches and river systems. It’s threatening our wildlife and damaging our precious ecosystems.

But the good folks at Sustainable Coastlines are changing that. With regular clean-ups and tree-planting days – and passionate volunteers like you – we can make a real difference to our coastlines.


Plant some trees

Join Sustainable Coastlines for their Love Your Water program — a riparian (waterway) tree planting program that’s essential for healthy, freshwater ecosystems.

You can help stabilise waterway slopes, reduce sedimentation, filter nutrients and reduce chemicals and pathogens — all while improving biodiversity and natural habitats.

Frequently asked questions

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy/sandy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tags #loveyourwater and @kathmandugear on Instagram
  • Gloves & bags to collect rubbish with
  • Food and refreshments
  • Health & safety briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs
  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Food & refreshments
  • Health & safety briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff

New events for 2019 coming soon