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Freshwater wetlands

Drayton Reserve Volunteers

The Drayton Reserve Volunteers, a group of about 120 locals, started in April 2016 with the aim of working with the Council to return the Drayton Reserve to its original forest and other vegetative cover, for conservation, passive recreation and educational purposes, especially for the local community. This will include accelerating native plantings, improving the streambed and water quality, reducing soil erosion, increasing the populations of native birds, lizards, fish and insects, controlling litter and animal and plant pests and improving tracks and facilities.

Forest and Bird- Waitaki Branch

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.

Little Bay Watch

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

Kirikiripu Catchment Care

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.

Southland Ecological Restoration Network

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.


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