Saturday 22 February 2014
The annual Branch Barbecue will take place at Otaihanga Domain, meet at 12:30 pm. It will be followed by a guided walk through the Kermt area of the River Corridor to see the results of the restoration programme undertaken by Kapiti-Mana Forest and Bird members and others. Directions to the domain can be found at: http/www.forestandbird.org.nz/kapiti-mana/directions-otaihanga-domain
Kapiti Mana Branch covers an area west of the Tararua ranges from Porirua to Peka Peka, including Paekakariki, home to Captain Val Sanderson, founder of the New Zealand Native Bird Protection Society which later became Forest & Bird.
Branch meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March to November. All are welcome.
Other projects we support include the restoration of native bush at QEII Park, the development of Pharazyn Reserve, Pauatahanui Reserve, Mana Island restoration and development of ecological corridors linking Kapiti Island to the Tararua ranges.
Become a volunteer
We welcome the involvement of people of all ages and backgrounds. This can be from as little as an hour each month delivering newsletters etc to fund raising efforts, or regular working bees on our active projects. For the younger ones we have a very active Kiwi Conservation Club with around 150 members. An interesting programme of outings is offered.
Kapiti Mana Issues
The major issues facing Kapiti-Mana are the loss of habitat due to rapid development of the Kapiti Coast, the protection of existing wetlands and remnant bush including the largest stands of Kohekohe trees in New Zealand, and the development of eco-corridors connecting Kapiti Island to the mountains.