Join a group
Coolidge Street Restoration Group
Creating an inner-city forest from an old tip site, a 3-acre block, running up from the Prince of Wales Park in Brooklyn. The trees planted since 2005 are now 5 to 6 metres high and bird life is flourishing.
We are a group of mostly frustrated public servants who have given up trying to change the world and instead taking it one day (and one native tree) at a time. We operate at the Finnimore Terrace entrance to McAlister Park, clearing weeds, planting natives and trapping.
Paekawakawa Reserve is an area of community land in Island Bay that is being developed as a bush and bird reserve. Paekawakawa Reserve is a 1.4 ha (3.5 acre) area of land which forms part of the prominent ridge in Island Bay and takes its name — meaning the place of many Kawakawa — from the Māori name for the local area.
Te Raekaihau Restoration Group
In response to calls from our creek, our trees, the moana, birds and bees to relieve them of the constant burden of exploitation, we have created a long term vision, many generations in the future, to revive and restore the natural biosphere of the Haewai / Houghton Valley area.
Groups beyond Wellington doing great work
Upper Hutt BOMB (Busters of Old Man's Beard)
UH BOMB volunteers work on forested land regardless of who owns it (with permission of course). The forests most vulnerable to OMB invasion tend to be young, regenerating bush. Upper Hutt has a lot of that sort of forest.