The Branch's geographic area aligns roughly with that of the Wellington City Council from the south coast to the Porirua Harbour and has over 1,700 memberships.
Our diverse projects illustrate the breadth of member involvement in Wellington’s natural capital. We have occasional guided walks and a well supported regional tramping group.
We engage with our City and Regional Councils to improve our open spaces; to keep our harbour and coastline safe for penguin and other wildlife; to improve the condition of our streams and the survival of our forest and wetland remnants.
Our Branch has a history of achieving important outcomes for the city's environment and our members have been instrumental in their success.
The impact of a changing climate cannot be overstated, it is serious for ourselves and the region’s fauna and flora. Our Branch will do what it can to promote a low carbon sustainable Wellington.
We are always looking for ways to involve people in the care and preservation of our natural world. Helping out is not only interesting and rewarding it is also satisfying to know that you are building a brighter future.
As a volunteer, you meet people of all ages, skills and interests and develop new friendships. Below are a number of ways in which you can be part of the action.
Kiwi Conservation Club
KCC is for kids that are "wild about nature". Check out the KCC website for interesting facts as well as games and puzzles.
Places for Penguins
Volunteer for our Places for Penguins project to help re-establish penguin friendly habitat on the Miramar Peninsula. Beach clean-ups, planting, weeding, surveys and pest control are all part of this long-term project … be a penguin guardian.
Volunteering at our plant nursery is a great way to learn about native plants, help with their cultivation and be involved in transforming the Wellington landscape. Sessions are held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. and every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. till noon.
Matiu/Somes Island Lodge
Spend time amongst rare native species, like tuatara, giant weta and kakariki, at the Matiu/Somes Island Lodge.