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Towards Predator-Free Taranaki Volunteers event

  • Brian Bellringer Pavilion Pukekura Park New Plymouth (map)

Are you interested in doing more to support native wildlife and plants in your neighborhood, as part of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki?

This free workshop is calling on New Plymouth District residents to learn about the different ways they can be involved in restoring urban, native biodiversity. Please join us for a chat over some food and drink to equip yourself with knowledge and connections to help get you started.

We’re seeking urban volunteers who are keen to bolster their neighbourhood's trapping efforts by supporting trapping activities in surrounding public reserves and engaging their communities in protecting biodiversity.

There are lots of ways you can volunteer, such as:
- Collect or input data on trap catches in your area.
- Check traps yourself along a walkway, or coordinate a team to cover a greenspace.
- Set up a Restore Group, similar to those in Fitzroy, Oakura, Eltham and Opunake.
- Administer a local Facebook page or group on another platform to stay connected.
- Be a go-to person for inquiries or requests.
- Inspire others to take action.

You may be interested in doing all these things, or they can be split between two or more people as we know many of you have busy lives! We’ll talk about how to get this going and listen to what sparks your interest.

You don’t need to be an ecologist, hardcore trapper or Facebook fanatic to attend this volunteer workshop. You just need to want to make a difference with whatever time you can give.

Please RSVP to pftaranaki@trc.govt.nz or through facebook by clicking 'sign up'.