Eastern Bay of Plenty

About Us

The branch has approximately 200 members who work on wetland, coastal and forest projects  throughout the region.

Branch members carry out nest-monitoring of the endangered NZ Dotterel and planting  projects on key environmental areas. Walking groups and field trips are also organised.


Branch Activities

The Eastern Bay of Plenty branch undertakes many activities to help restore the unique Bay of Plenty  environment back to its natural ecological state.  The branch is working to restore the Waiewe stream,  Braemar wetland and important coastal areas around the Bay of Plenty harbor.  The branch has an active nursery and regularly runs plant sales.


Get involved

Members can get involved in a number of hands on activities from willow eradication to dotterel protection. 

Volunteers are also needed for planting days, submission writing, weed-busting and to help sick and injured birds.


Branch Issues

The branch is currently focusing on several issues, including working to protect the dotterel nesting areas on the coast. NZ dotterels are extremely endangered, with only 1700 individuals left. The branch is also concerned with the renewal of the Matahina River Dam consent, which will severely threaten its ecological state.