The Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society (TOSSI) was formed in 2002 to help the Auckland Council make the open sanctuary project at Tawharanui Regional Park a reality. TOSSI projects include forest and wetland restoration, re-introduction of threatened species, monitoring animals and plants, pest control, our nursery, and development of walking tracks.
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Small scale (c 0.5 ha) restoration of lowland and lowland wetland flora on pakihi. Planting from scratch with natives of local provenance wherever possible. The aim is to recreate what was here before land clearance with the whole suite of natives. The "group" is comprised of... the landowner. Sourcing local plants and ensuring the trees planted cover as much of the original flora as possible are the only real problems I face. I am building on the previous owners plantings which began c.2008.
Planting, clean up, advocacy
Volcano to Sea is an urban community catchment restoration project by NZ Landcare Trust helping the local community to improve their environment. Based in Howick, Auckland this innovative three year project aims to capture the enthusiasm and energy of the local community, enabling them to make a positive contribution to their local environment. This catchment scale project will create an ecological corridor linking a dormant volcano called Pigeon Mountain/O Huiarangi with the sea via Wakaaranga Creek, Pakuranga Stream and the Tamaki River.