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Kapiti Coast Biodiversity Project

The three year project ended in April 2018. It was supported by a Ministry for the Environment grant to assist volunteers to improve biodiversity on the Kapiti Coast. Four main areas on the southern Kapiti Coast were covered in the work - Queen Elizabeth Park, the Paekakariki-Pukerua Bay escarpment, the Whareroa Farm Reserve and part of Perkins farm/Middle Run. It was run through the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park.
 
There were six streams of work. 
 
• Birds, including Korora (Little penguins)
• Lizards
• Weta

Project Twin Streams

Project Twin Streams is a large-scale environmental restoration project working to improve water quality in Waitakere streams by revegetating 56 kms of streambanks with native trees and shrubs, and purchasing properties within the flood plain for removal. This stabilises the banks from erosion, creates a cool, shaded environment for ecology to thrive and filters toxins entering the streams.

Through its unique approach, Project Twin Streams engages local residents in the project through partnering with local community organisations to deliver the planting program.

Mangakotukutuku Stream Care Group Incorporated

Our vision is for a gully rich in native biodiversity and a healthy Mangakotukutuku Stream from the headwaters to the Waikato River.
Our goals are.......

- Diverse and abundant stream life
- Low weed and pest numbers
- Improved habitat diversity
- More trees alongside streams
- Stable stream banks
- Less sediment in streams
- Clearer water
- No rubbish in streams
- Sensitive upstream management
- Good access for migrating fish
- Care around vulnerable habitats

Mt Victoria Bush Regeneration Group

We are a group of local Mt Victorians who look after a patch of regenerating bush on the northern slope of Mt Victoria. We meet once a month for plant care, and during winter plant natives.

Last Sunday of every month at 10am meet at the map on Moeller meadow off Moeller-Palliser Road entrance to Mt Vic town belt. Let us know if you are coming

A highlight in the last year was getting some steps in the slippery slope by the gum tree and these have planted up well with our great wet summer of 2017. A much more user friendly place. 

Growing Places Charitable Trust

The Trust was established to facilitate the use of ecological restoration in rail, road and walking corridors, in order to achieve both transport and ecological objectives. Examples of the sorts of projects that we will be focused on are green walls to reduce tagging on structures; replacing weeds with easy-care natives to reduce weed control costs and provide amenity and habitat values; improving the appearance of areas to reduce litter and dumping; and using vegetation to reduce run-off into streams and the coast.

NZ Batman

My role as a bat spokesperson is to tell New Zealand and the world about our wonderful bats. My passion has taken me to many different schools, community groups and conferences to share my knowledge on how special these bats are and what we can do to save them from extinction.

The Terrace Gardens Restoration Project

Initiated by a group of conservation minded interns in collaboration with the Wellington City Council, Growing Places Charitable Trust and The Flagstaff hill Residents Association, this project aims to restore the Terrace Gardens area by replacing the invasive weeds with native species of plant. As a result we hope to convert the space from a rundown garden into a pleasant and appealing recreational space for Wellingtonians to enjoy and be proud of and to allow native birdlife to flourish in the area.

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