What youcan do Homepage Pages What you can do There are a number of opportunities to engage with the restoration work that is already being done in the Kaimai Mamaku, and even closer to home, every resident can take steps to help our native biodiversity recover and thrive.Volunteer with existing groupsThis region is blessed to have many skilled residents who generously offer their time and energy to support a range of well-organised charitable trusts and societies doing environmental conservation work. There is always work for willing hands however, and new volunteers are keenly welcomed. This is a selection of the organisations, and is by no means an exhaustive list. Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust https://kiwitrust.org Aongatete Forest Project https://aongateteforest.org Uretara Estuary Managers https://www.uem.org.nz Te Whakakaha Trust https://www.facebook.com/tewhakakaha Friends of the Blade https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheblade ARRC Wildlife Trust https://www.arrc.org.nz ALFA Charitable Trust https://www.facebook.com/alfatrustnz Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre https://www.aongateteoec.co.nz Mokaihaha Kokako Trust https://www.facebook.com/Mokaihaha Whakamarama Community Inc No Website Outcast Bush Slayers No Website In your own backyard (literally) Predator Free BOP supports locals to join the ‘battle for our birds’ and get backyard trapping. Almost every suburb and district centre has a coordinator that you can get in touch with to secure a free rat trap. https://www.predatorfreebop.nz/ There could be a care group supported by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in your area, helping locals look after the land, estuary or coast – visit this website page to find out more https://www.boprc.govt.nz/living-in-the-bay/get-involved/care-groups Educationalopportunities There are many private and publicly-funded organisations that are on a mission to help raise awareness of and a connection to the importance of caring for the environment.Whether it’s entire ecosystems, the fish, insects and birds that inhabit them, or the unique properties of our native plants, we have amazing local programmes and educators that are passionate about helping us understand and respect nature.