Greening our red zone
After the earthquakes of 2010-2011, Christchurch has a once-in-several-lifetimes opportunity to bring nature back into the heart of the city.
We can create a red zone forest and wetland park, that benefits not just a few, but ALL of the city. Just as our forebears left us Hagley Park so our legacy can be Avon-Otakaro Forest Park.
Watch the video and read the following pages to find out how creating a forest and wetland park in the Avon River red zone will improve the health and wellbeing of our plants, animals, lands – and people.
Join us on our campaign to green the Avon River red zone, to create a forest and wetland park that is our generation's ecological legacy for all of Christchurch.
Featured page: Green spaces reduce health costs
Milky Way banner photo: Fraser Gunn, Lake Tekapo
How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?
At Greening the Red Zone we often get asked this question: "Why do you want so much?" But it's not what we want that matters: It's what our wildlife needs. Read more...
What is about to happen to the red zone?
Six years after the earthquakes, Christchurch can finally start to consider what should happen in the residential red zone. Read more...