What youcan 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 groups
This 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.
In your own backyard (literally)
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.