Lewis Tops © Mark Bridgwater
One of the largest branches in the country, the North Canterbury branch covers Canterbury north of the Rakaia River, from the sea to the Alps.
We regularly hold field trips to local areas of interest, as well as working bees at Calder Green Reserve and Mahoe-nui Bush in Greenwood Park near Evans Pass, as well as trips to our hut, Boyle Base, in Lewis Pass.
We have a very active Kids Conservation Club who go on some fantastic field trips all over the region.
What we do
Everyone is welcome to our monthly public meetings at the WEA in Christchurch, held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. We also run regular field trips and volunteer days. Have a look at our programme of events to see if there is anything that tickles your fancy!
Guest speakers at our monthly talks discuss various environmental topics and issues.
As well as the threats to its Wild Rivers, the North Canterbury branch is involved with numerous local issues, and has representatives on a number of boards and committees, as well as the National Mackenzie Campaign.
At the moment we are fundraising for the Grasmere P&E appeal, against irrigation in the Waimakariri basin. To find out more, click here.
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer and get involved. We are always looking for help with our major projects, meetings, newsletter delivery and help with fundraising.
We have three main projects:
You could help the branch by: