The Waitaki Branch of Forest and Bird has a number of active programmes including growing native plants, planting native plants at Fenwick Park and Cape Wanbrow, organising beach clean ups, organising field trips to local sites of interest and inviting guest speakers along to talk about the environment and conservation. We have around 80 members.
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Waihora Ellesmere Trust (WET) is a community organisation dedicated to the improvement of the health and biodiversity of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere and its catchment.
To bring back bird song into Little Bay and re-connect land people and well being through a predator free future
Activities: Weed control pest control
Parties involved: Land owners, iwi, Good Nature and Predator Free NZ
We are a community gardens in Oamaru-- a social and educational hub for sharing life skills across age, culture and gender. Our aim is to empower all members of our community with skills to grow and cook their own food.
New Zealand is crazy beautiful. There aren't many places in the world where you can view a beach and a volcano while on the motorway to work! I don't ever want to take New Zealand for granted, and I definitely don't want the generations below me to miss out on being able to go 10 minutes down the road and finding a magical bush wonderland or a glistening, SAFE, beach.
A community group led by locals who care about their harbour, its streams and wetlands, and the plants and animals that make these habitats their home. The group has a vision of connecting their harbour to its streams, wetlands and people, through restoring native biodiversity and creating access for walkers, cyclists and picnicers alike.
We look after 4 pairs of New Zealand dotterel that beed at Point England. We also have hundreds of roosting South Island Pied Oystercatchers and other shorebirds.
Kiwibank & Predator Free NZ Trust are supporting Kuaotunu Village to reduce the number of rats, stoats and possums in four residential neighbourhoods.
Managed locally by Kuaotunu Environmental Action Inc.
Activities: Pest control
Parties involved: Local residents
Preserve protect, maintain and retore the wetland, domain and back dune system.
Activities: Weed control and pest control
Parties involved: Landowners, ratepayers and residents, Department of Conservation
Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland. Our website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.