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History of Trelissick Park Group
• Many areas restored (including adjacent leased railway corridor) - over 80,000 trees planted (to 2012).
• Large areas of blackberry eradicated. Substantial reduction of wandering willie, Japanese honeysuckle and montbretia.
• Ongoing removal of buddleia, wattle, sycamore.
• Rubbish removal.
• New tracks, bridges, seats/tables.
• Possum bait station and mustelid trap servicing by TPG members.
• 2 home nurseries.
• Submissions on catchment land developments affecting streams in the Park.
• Advocacy for Kaiwharawhara estuary restoration (part of ecological corridor).
• Education/recruiting/support for Park volunteers and users (map and interpretive boards, signage, brochures, web-site, newsletter, guidelines, production of Park map, newspaper articles).
• Volunteer hours: in region of 2,000-3,000/year
Knowledge gained/lessons learned: all from participation in above.
Further information: See Appendix 1 of 5-Year Plan on web-site www.trelissickpark.org.nz.