The membership of this branch of the Society extends throughout a wide area, between Queenstown,
Alexandra, Wanaka, Lake Hawea and Makarora.
•Educate and arrange for a group of students from the Mount Aspiring College to plant native plants in public places such as the Wanaka Millennium Walkway;
•Inspecting and making submissions in response to tenure reviews of high country properties;
•Arranging weekly weed-control and native planting on the foreshore of Lake Hawea;
•Weed-clearing and replanting in the Lindis Pass reserve;
•Participating with the Department of Conservation in a stoat control project near the Haast Pass highway, to protect a breeding area of the native Mohua (Yellowhead).
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer and get involved in projects.. We are always looking for help with our major projects, fundraising, etc.
Branch Program 2011-12
The Central Otago-Lakes branch committee arranges an annual programme of visits to areas of interest, including both one-day and two-day trips. These take us to places as near as the Old Man Range and as distant as Doubtful Sound.