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Friends of Birdwood Reserve

Friends of Birdwood Reserve are a group of dedicated volunteers working to restore an important area of urban native forest in the Kaiwharawhara Stream valley. Key activities include weed and rubbish clearance, tree planting, track building, and visitor education.

Forest type is Lowland Broadleaf-Podocarp, with a mix of remnant and regenerating areas. The valley floor is generally fertile, and retains moisture year-round - a great habitat for planting the now uncommon Swamp Maire.

Eaves Bush Appreciation Group

Eaves Bush is a fine example of a mature northern New Zealand kauri/podocarp forest, forming a prominent landscape feature at the north end of Orewa. The family of the late Alice Eaves generously donated the reserve to the nation in 1960, to be administered by the Council. It was very fortunate that this magnificent forest was substantially preserved by a number of owners and that it has been saved from the ravages of fire, unlike most of the surrounding areas.

Paradise Alley Project

Our property includes a section of bush which was recently designated as a Significant Ecological Area (SEA). We were inspired by the vision of creating a migratory corridor for birds flying from the West Coast to Tiritiri Matangi Island. We have been battling for years to control a large variety of noxious weeds which threaten to choke the natural plants in our bush section. We were therefore delighted to learn that Auckland Council assistance was available.

Marunui Conservation

Marunui Conservation manages a 423ha property on the southern slopes of the Brynderwyn Hills near Mangawhai. The company was founded for conservation purposes and seeks to protect, enhance and celebrate the natural, historical, visual and recreational values of the land. The entire area is covered by a QE II National Trust open space covenant which includes the requirement to protect the indigenous flora and fauna in perpetuity.

Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust was established in 2013 to grow and plant native species in the Wakatipu basin.  By 2014 the Trust had set up its nursery in Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown.  The Trust works with DOC, the Council, schools, business and other community groups to identify, plant and maintain areas of native plants.  

The Vision:  Protect and restore the native biodiversity of the Wakatipu Basin through revegetation projects, collaboration, education and advocacy. 

Sandspit SOS Inc. (SSOSI)

Project names; Sandspit Reserve saltmarsh restoration, Banded Rail habitat, Dean's Island restoration. Predator control on that reserve.
Brick Bay Drive stream and associated wetlands restoration and inanga spawning site restoration.
Annual shellfish monitoring of spit's east side shellfish bed. This will be extended to the Rainbow's End shellfish bed in 2013 summer.
Shorebird data collection.
Waicare data collection of 2 local streams, gradually extending to other streams in the catchment.

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