Our branch boundaries extend from Porirua to Otaki River, and there are heaps of groups and individuals doing wonderful things to help nature in this area, so there are many opportunities to volunteer.
We put the spotlight on one project in each newsletter so check your latest issue to find out more.
Forest and Bird has been involved in setting up some of these projects, but there are many others we have learned about later.
Why and how to volunteer? Have a read of this article by our chair on the benefits of volunteering.
If you're keen, have a look at the list and follow the link in the title to find out more about the project. It usually works best to find a project close to home, or one that ticks the boxes to give you the most satisfaction. (Note: If your group isn't listed, contact us so we can correct that).
Greendale Reserve (Otaihanga) Meetup Tuesday 9-12, contact Phil Palmer on 04 298 2952
Kahotea Stream (Titahi Bay)
Kaitawa Reserve (Paraparaumu) Meetup Thursdays 9-12. Contact Tony Ward on 027 5514443
Kapiti Biodiversity Project Meetup Tuesday 9 - 12, and lots of other options
Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration Project (Paraparaumu)
Maara Roa (Cannons Creek) Meetup Saturday fortnightly.
Mana Island (Mana) Regular working bees
Nga Uruora Kapiti Project (Paekakariki/Pukerua Bay) Tuesday mornings & 2nd Sundays from 9.
Nga Manu Nature Reserve (Waikanae) Monday afternoons and plenty of other opportunities
Pauatahanui Reserve (Porirua Harbour)
Pharazyn Reserve (Waikanae Beach/Peka Peka) Fridays 8:15 to noon, BYO equipment & snacks
Stuart Park (Titahi Bay)
Taupo Swamp and Catchment (Plimmerton)
Waikanae Estuary Care Group (Paraparaumu Beach/Waikanae Beach) Saturday fortnightly
Whareroa Guardians (Raumati) 1st Sundays 9-12, more during planting season