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We're a community group formed in 2014 in response to the rapidly increasing presence of environmental weeds in our community. We live in an area of ecological significance and beauty and are working to keep it that way. Weeds know no boundaries, so we work with landowners, both private and governmental to maximise our impacts.
We are a group of volunteers getting together to care for and maintain the Wairaki Stream catchment area including Lynfield Reserve, Wairaki Stream Reserve and its tributaries. We are a friendly group who would like to preserve and enhance our fabulous stream and forest areas and encourage our community to get together and share this journey.
We are two retired neighbours in properties that back onto the reserve working with others to:
The Trust works in the far north-west of the South Island - on Puponga Farm Park and Farewell Spit.
Activities funded by the Trust are:
Our group is working towards making Waima to Laingholm pest free. Our initial efforts have been focused on possum control, with the intention to use this as a base to expand to control of other pests. The control area encompasses approximately 800 Hectares, with a 50/50 split between Public and Private land owners.
Community group that is undertaking clearing invasive weeds from public reserves and eventually private property. Also involved in pest eradication in our region. We have a rapidly growing residential community and in the future want to involve as many existing and new residents as possible in working towards a pest free New Zealand.
We are a group of Makara locals who work to improve the environmental health of Makara Beach, Makara Estuary, Makara Stream and Ohariu Stream. Our core activities are riparian planting, fencing of waterways, trapping of pests, holding planting work parties and hosting an annual community field day. We are always keen for more volunteers so please get in touch if you are interested!
Project of Protect Piha Heritage - we are developing a strategic plan to volunteer groups in each of Piha's roads to support their predator eradication and native restoration work.
Manaakitia a Papatūānuku mai i a Rangiwhakaoma [Castlepoint Scenic Reserve]- ko Wairarapa
Helping Mother Earth restore Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, Wairarapa