The Department of Conservation in New Plymouth has asked HutReno to repaint the historic ‘Camphouse’ on Mt Taranaki. The project has been inspected and it requires very little work.
Apart from it being an honour to be involved with this project, there is no tramping required as the car park is in front of the Camphouse just above North Egmont Visitor Centre.
DOC requires the outside walls and windows to be painted but not the roof. DOC will do any repairs before we start and will provide accommodation in the Camphouse including all meals.
Department of Conservation
As the weather can be a major issue on the north side of the mountain and with winter on its way, I am planning to travel down to Mt Taranaki on the Sunday 19th April, and start work on the morning of the 20th of April
Depending on the number of volunteers the job should only take three days. I can take three people in my car with no cost for petrol.
Could each person confirm their involvement with either project as soon as possible, as I am away during the month of March 2020.
There is no change to this project. Apart from DOC staff, so far there are two keen individuals wanting to roll up their sleeves and paint this iconic DOC ‘Camphouse’ building. Please feel free to ask those who would be keen to lend a hand. They can phone me on 027 481 9996.
Incorporated in each HutReno volunteer backcountry initiative is a light-hearted focus on what it means to be your own Life-Coach. On each of these projects the eco-series starts with utilising the tool of ‘motivational self-efficacy’ from your toolbox of life skills.
A HutReno life-coaching brochure will accompany this eco-activity.