STEPS’ major objective is to protect and enhance Waitītiko Meola Creek, Roy Clements Treeway, local reserves, and the underlying aquifer. Our main activities include restoration planting, weeding, water quality monitoring and water quality advocacy. If you would like to join or support STEPS please contact us.
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It is our mission to reduce flora and fauna pests; to improve environments for native bird, lizard, insect and aquatic life; to create and sustain a safe, beautiful, fun space for local people to enjoy.
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.
The Cashmere Stream Care Group was initiated in 2006 as part of Environment Canterbury’s Living Streams Programme. Our Committee has a broad range of experience, knowledge and expertise ranging from aquatic ecology to historical knowledge of the stream and its catchment. We meet regularly, and anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and help with stream restoration and monitoring.
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.
The Ōpāwaho-Heathcote River Network River Network was formed in June 2015 and it became an incorporated society in November 2017.
We are a new community group formed with the vision of restoring our native birds to the Eastern Bays of Auckland. By removing pests and creating bird friendly habitat, we aim to create an urban sanctuary alive with bellbirds, kaka, and kakariki.
Our group are currently undertaking the removal of weed species, eradication of rats, mice and possums, monitoring of fish in our waterways, native planting in areas with no native vegetation and are working with Auckland Council bio security in releasing and monitoring bio control methods for selected weed control.
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.