Community Environmental Care Groups

The Wellington region has a large number of local community environmental care groups that foster the care of a specific area under the guidance of the local council. Below is a listing of many of these groups. Why not contact your local group and get involved, meet great people and make a difference!

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Area

Environmental Care Group

Primary Restoration Area

Contact / Web Site

Wellington

Albemarle Stream Care Group
(Greater Wellington and Wellington City Council)

Albemarle Stream, Northland

Howard Markland 801 1023
albemarlestreamcare (at) hotmail.com
www.gw.govt.nz/Albemarle-Stream-Care-Group/

Wellington

Bells Track Working Group
(Greater Wellington and Wellington City Council)

Bells Track, Khandallah

Margaret Foden 479 2487
john.foden (at) paradise.net.nz
www.ngaio.org.nz/index.php/green-scene

Wellington

Breaker Bay Moa Point Progressive Association
(Wellington City Council)

Rangitatau Historic Reserve, South Coast

Cr. Ray Ahipene-Mercer 388 2366

Wellington

Cave Road Group

Houghton Bay

 

Wellington

Churton Park Streamcare Group
Churton Park Association

Porirua Stream, Churton Park

Kath Henderson (coordinator) 478 4323
khend (at) xtra.co.nz
Margaret Wilson Boyle (coordinator) 478 9400
mwilsonboyle (at) yahoo.com
www.churtonpark.org.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/Churton-Park-Community-Association

Wellington

Friends of Bolton Street Memorial Park
(Wellington City Council)

Bolton Street Cemetery

David Dunsheath (chairman) 472 8405
symbian (at) xtra.co.nz
www.boltoncemetery.org.nz
www.wellington.govt.nz/services/gardens/boltonstreetmemorial/friends.html

Wellington

Friends of Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
(Wellington Forest and Bird)
(Wellington City Council)

Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Karori

Michael Ayre (volunteer co-ordinator) 920 9200
volunteer (at) sanctuary.org.nz
www.sanctuary.org.nz

Wellington

Makara Peak Mountain Bike Supporters
(Wellington City Council)
(Greater Wellington)

South Karori Stream, Karori

John Randal, Allison McPherson 381 7000
supporters (at) makarapeak.org.nz
www.makarapeak.org/supporters
www.gw.govt.nz/Karori-Stream

Wellington

Friends of Owhiro Stream (FOOS)
(Greater Wellington)

Owhiro Stream, Brooklyn

George Holley 385 6773
george (at) skullsdownunder.co.nz
Paul Blaschke 389 8545
info (at) owhirostream.org.nz
www.owhirostream.org.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/friends-of-owhiro-stream-working-bee

Wellington

Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves
(Wellington City Council)

Redwood Bush, Tawa

Richard Herbert (President) 232 6828
Wayne Pincott (Secretary) 232 4676
www.tawabush.org.nz

Wellington

Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden
(Wellington City Council)

Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington

Ted Woodfield (Secretary) 499 6005
Frank Wilson (President) 475 7337
Botanic Garden Treehouse Ph 499 1400
www.wellington.govt.nz/services/gardens/otariwiltonsbush/volunteers.html
www.friendswbg.org.nz

Wellington

Guides of the Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington

Jenny Hickman (guide convener) 383 6561

Wellington

Friends of the Wellington Town Belt
(Wellington City Council)

Wellington Town Belt, Wellington

John Bishop (chairman) 970 7496, Box 24 016 Wellington
Robin Boldarin (secretary) 388 2647
www.townbelt.wellington.net.nz

Wellington

Friends of Willowbank
(Wellington City Council)

Willowbank Park, Tawa

Marie Hammond 232 5254
hamm (at) xtra.co.nz

Wellington

Glenside Stream Care Group
(Glenside Progressive Association)

Porirua Stream and its tributaries, Glenside

Claire Bibby (Secretary) 478 8209
Zena Kavas 477 6646
www.gw.govt.nz/Glenside-Stream-Care-Group

Wellington

Manawa Karioi Society
(Wellington Botanical Society, Forest & Bird)

Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay

Sally Bowman (chairperson) 934 7041
manawakarioisociety (at) gmail.com
www.mk.org.nz
www.islandbay.net.nz/Community/karioi

Wellington

Mitchelltown Society

Waimapihi Reserve, Te Aro Valley

Frances Forsyth (Secretary) 384 8891

Wellington

Ngaio Progressive Association

Silverstream Road, Ngaio

Trevor Lloyd 479 5438
julia.williams (at) xtra.co.nz
www.ngaio.org.nz/index.php/green-scene

Wellington

Oku Reserve Community Group
(Wellington City Council and Honda TreeFund)

Oku Street Reserve (coastal headland), Island Bay

Ted Lines 934 5463

Wellington

Island Bay Coast Care
(Greater Wellington)

Sand dunes, Island Bay

Willemijn Vermaat (volunteer co-ordinator) 383 8522
islandbaycoastcare (at) gmail.com
www.gw.govt.nz/Island-Bay-Coast-Care-2

Wellington

Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust Care Group
(Greater Wellington)

Kaiwharawhara Stream above Otari-Wilton's
Bush Reserve
, Wilton

Margaret Crimp (Secretary) 475 3263
Jonathan Kennett (Volunteer co-ordinator) 499 6376
www.kennett.co.nz/otariwiltonsbush2
www.gw.govt.nz/joint-project-between-the-otari-wilton-s-bush-trust-care-group-and-the-trelissick-park-ngaio-gorge-working-group

Wellington

Quartz Hill Reserve Charitable Trust

Quartz Hill and Makara Coast

Secretary 479 5700
secretary (at) quartzhillreserve.org.nz
www.quartzhillreserve.org.nz

Wellington

Rangiohua Supporters

Rangiohua Reserve, Wilton

 

Wellington

Save the Point Inc

Te Raekaihau Point, South Coast

savethepoint (at) savethepoint.org.nz
www.savethepoint.org.nz

Wellington

Seton Nossiter Park Working Group
(Paparangi School)

Seton Nossiter Park, Grenada

Bruce Patterson (convener) 478 4221
www.grenadavillage.org.nz/The%20Grenada%20Village%20Community/Seton%20Nossiter%20Park/seton_nossiter_park.aspx

Wellington

South Coast Gateway Charitable trust

Owhiro Bay quarry

John & Lesley Robinson 934 5936
johnrob (at) paradise.net.nz
www.gateway.wellington.net.nz

Wellington

Southern Environmental Association (Wn) Inc

Wellington South Coast

June Epson 384 5175, Robert Logan 383 8109
southern.environmental (at) xtra.co.nz
www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Environmental-Association/119631318509

Wellington

Trelissick Park / Ngaio Gorge Working Group
(Wellington City Council)

Trelissick Park, Ngaio

Peter Reimann (Chairman and Volunteer Ranger) 938 9602
peter.reimann (at) paradise.net.nz
Frances Lee (Secretary) 479 2600
www.trelissickpark.org.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/joint-project-between-the-otari-wilton-s-bush-trust-care-group-and-the-trelissick-park-ngaio-gorge-working-group

Wellington

Wellington Botanical Society
(Wellington City Council)

Tapu Te Ranga Island, Island Bay

Carol West (President) 387 3396
Barbara Clark (Secretary) 233 8202
www.wellingtonbotsoc.org.nz

Wellington

Wellington City Council volunteers

Wellington City

Myfanwy Hill (volunteers co-ordinator) 801 3879
myfanwy.hill (at) wcc.govt.nz
www.wellington.govt.nz/services/volunteers/index.html

Wellington

Wellington Forest and Bird

Home Nursery Group

Garry James 938 6571

Wellington

Woodridge Planters

Kentwood Drive Reserve

Peter Gilberd 470 5778
info (at) woodridge.org.nz
www.woodridge.org.nz

Wellington

Wrights Hill Recreation Reserve Committee

Wrights Hill Recreation Reserve, Karori

Gladys McGrath 476 7572

Wellington

Wrights Hill Fortress Restoration Society

Wrights Hill Recreation Reserve, Karori

Mike Lee (Chairman) 476 8593
Arthur Norgrove (Secretary) 476 9259
www.whfrs.org.nz

Porirua

Friends of Maara Roa
(Greater Wellington)

Cannons Creek, Belmont Regional Park, Porirua

Sylvia Jenkin (Coordinator) 237 4760
sylvan (at) actrix.co.nz
www.maararoa.org.nz
www.gw.govt.nzFriends-of-Maara-Roa-3

Porirua

Friends of Mana Island
(DOC)

Mana Island

Colin Ryder (President)
info (at) manaisland.org.nz
www.manaisland.org.nz

Porirua

Friends of Pauatahanui Inlet
(
Forest and Bird / DOC)

Pauatahanui Wildlife Management Reserve, Duck Creek Scenic Reserve, Wildlife Reserve, Pauatahanui Inlet Wildlife Refuge

Barbara Marshall (Secretary) 233-8244
www.forestandbird.org.nz/what-we-do/reserves/pauatahanui
www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/land-and-freshwater/wetlands/wetlands-by-region/wellington/pauatahanui-inlet

Porirua

Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet

Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua

Denis Fairfax (Secretary) 233 2557
pauainlet (at) gmail.com
www.gopi.org.nz

Porirua

Keep Porirua Beautiful
(Porirua City Council)

Porirua

John Poppleton 237 1464
www.kpb.org.nz

Porirua

Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust

Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua

Paul Carey (Secretary) 234 7334
pictsec (at) gmail.com
www.pict.org.nz

Porirua

Porirua City Council

Porirua area

Andrew Gray (volunteers co-ordinator) 237 1509
agray (at) pcc.govt.nz
www.pcc.govt.nz/About-Porirua/Moving-to-Porirua-City/Employment-and-Career-Services/Volunteer-Porirua

Porirua

Waimapihi Stream Care Group
(Keep Porirua Beautiful - Pukerua Bay Chapter, Pukerua Bay Ratepayers Association, Pukerua Bay Primary School)

Waimapihi Stream, Pukerua Bay

Mike Penheny 239-9547,
Rosemary Young 239-9687

 

 

 

 

Kapiti

Field Reserve
(Kapiti-Mana Forest and Bird)

Field Reserve, Paraparaumu

Joan Leckie
joan.l (at) ihug.co.nz
www.forestandbird.org.nz/what-we-do/reserves/field+reserve

Kapiti

Friends of Greendale Reserve
(Kapiti-Mana Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington)

Greendale Reserve, Otaihanga

www.gw.govt.nz/Friends-of-Greendale

Kapiti

Friends of Ngati Awa
(Greater Wellington)

Ngati Awa Campground

www.gw.govt.nz/Friends-of-Ngati-Awa

Kapiti

Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park
(Greater Wellington)

QE II Park, Paekakariki

John Lancashire (Chairperson) ph 04 902 1766,
lancs (at) paradise.net.nz
Rachael Kiel-Taylor (Secretary) ph 04 905 3045,
Kiel (at) paradise.net.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/Friends-of-Queen-Elizabeth-Park

Kapiti

Friends of the Otaki River
(Greater Wellington)

Otaki River, Otaki

Max Lutz 06 364 5569
Barrie Bayston 06 364 8887
www.gw.govt.nz/Friends-of-the-Otaki-River

Kapiti

Friends of the Waikanae River
(Greater Wellington)

Jim Cooke Park and Greenaway Rd,
Waikanae River, Waikanae

Feriel Falconer (Chairperson)
r.falconer (at) paradise.net.nz
www.friendswaikanaeriver.itgo.com
www.gw.govt.nz/Friends-of-the-Waikanae-River

Kapiti

Kaitawa Reserve Care Group
(Kapiti-Mana Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington)

Kaitawa Reserve, Paraparaumu

John McLachlan 04 904 0027
www.gw.govt.nz/Kapiti-Mana-Forest-and-Bird

Kapiti

Kapiti Coast District Council

Kapiti Area

Billie Taylor (volunteers co-ordinator) 904 5700
billie.taylor (at) kapiticoast.govt.nz

Kapiti

Kapiti Environmental Action Inc

Kapiti Area

Daphne Steele 299 8685
dap.steele (at) paradise.net.nz

Kapiti

Paraparaumu Community Beach Management Interest Group
(Greater Wellington)
(Kapiti Coast District Council)

Dunes near Manly St south of the Waikanae River estuary, Waikanae

Liam Greer 439 3294
casanostra (at) paradise.net.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/D-U-N-E-

Kapiti

Nga Manu Trust

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae

ph 04 293 4131
info (at) ngamanu.co.nz
www.ngamanu.co.nz

Kapiti

Nga Uruora Kapiti Project Inc.
(Greater Wellington)

Paekakariki escarpment, Paekakariki

Chevllisha Silva 905 6583
admin-nukp (at) paradise.net.nz
www.kapitibush.org.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/Nga-Uruora-Kapiti-Project

Kapiti

Otaki North Beach Care Group
(Horowhenua Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington)

Otaki Beach north of the Waitohu Stream, Otaki

www.gw.govt.nz/Otaki-North-Beach-Care-Group

Kapiti

QE Park Dune Care group
(Greater Wellington)

QE II Park, Paekakariki

 

Kapiti

QE Park Forest Remnant care Group
(Greater Wellington)

QE II Park, Paekakariki

Nola Urquhart 292-5708,
Chris Muller 292-8625

Kapiti

QE Park Wetland Care group
(Greater Wellington)

QE II Park, Paekakariki

 

Kapiti

QE Park Whareroa Stream Care Group
(Greater Wellington)

QE II Park, Paekakariki

 

Kapiti

Waikanae Estuary Care Group
(Greater Wellington and DOC)

Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve, Waikanae

Jeff Eaton (chairperson) 04 905 1396
www.gw.govt.nz/Waikanae-Estuary/
www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/land-and-freshwater/wetlands/wetlands-by-region/wellington/waikanae-estuary

Kapiti

Waimeha Lagoon Restoration Group
(Keep Waikanae Beautiful)
(Greater Wellington)

Waimeha Lagoon Reserve, Waikanae Beach

Judith Petterson 904 6762, Pam Sinclair (coordinator) 905 7790
laury.sinclair (at) paradise.net.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/Waimeha-Restoration-Group

Kapiti

Waitohu Stream Care Group
(Greater Wellington)

Waitohu Stream, Otaki

Margarelle Treacher 364-5986
www.gw.govt.nz/Waitohu-Stream-Care-Group

Hutt

East Harbour Environmental Association

Eastbourne

Roger Lawrence 568 5118, Pam Hyde 562 7101
lawrences (at) paradise.net.nz
Eastbourne Garden Centre

Hutt

Eastbourne Dunes Protection Group
(Greater Wellington 2005-8)
(Hutt City Council)

Eastbourne Recreation Reserve, Eastbourne


Hutt

Eastbourne Forest Rangers (EFR)
(Greater Wellington)

Eastern Harbour Regional Park, Eastbourne

Chris Jones 562 8920
cgwjones (at) paradise.net.nz
Ray Smith 562 8587
rmsmith (at) xtra.co.nz
www.gw.govt.nz/Eastbourne-Forest-Rangers

Hutt

Friends of Belmont Regional Park

Belmont Regional Park, Hutt/Porirua

Peter Matcham (Convenor) 565 1083
pmatcham (at) actrix.gen.nz
Janie Cook (Secretary) 565 1297
fobrp (at) actrix.gen.nz
www.huttcity.com/FoBRP
www.gw.govt.nz/Friends-of-Belmont-Regional-Park

Hutt

Friends of Matiu/Somes
Matiu/Somes Island Charitable Trust
(Wellington Tenths Trust)
(Lower Hutt Forest and Bird / DOC)

Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington Harbour

Stan Butcher 567 7271
Maureen_burgess (at) yahoo.com
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/wellington/poneke/matiu-somes-island

Hutt

Friends of Petone Beach
(Keep Petone Beautiful)
(Hutt City Council / Greater Wellington)

Petone Foreshore and Hikoikoi Reserve, Petone

Rose Doole
Rosie.Doole (at) huttcity.govt.nz

Hutt

Friends of Waiwhetu's Hayward Scenic Reserve

Hayward Scenic Reserve, Lower Hutt

Russ McStay 569 2915
r.mcstay (at) hyper.net.nz
www.waiwhetu.org

Hutt

Hutt City Council volunteers

Hutt City

Rosie Doole (volunteers co-ordinator) 570 6734
rosie.doole (at) huttcity.govt.nz

Hutt

Korokoro Environmental Group Inc

Galbraiths Gully, Jasmine Grove Scenic Reserve

Julie Haggie (Secretary) 5891 704
judyp (at) xtra.co.nz
www.keg.huttcity.org

Hutt

Millwood Estate Community Group
(Upper Hutt Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington)

Hulls Creek, Millwood estate, Silverstream

www.gw.govt.nz/Millwood-Estate-Community-Group/

Hutt

MIRO: Mainland Island Restoration Operation

Eastern Harbour Regional Park, Eastbourne

Chairperson 562 7026, secretary 562 8492
info (at) miro.org.nz
www.miro.org.nz

Hutt

Moehau Stream Restoration Group
(Upper Hutt Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington)

Moehau Stream, Trentham

Barry Wards 970 4266
www.gw.govt.nz/Upper-Hutt-Forest-and-Bird/

Hutt

Rimutaka Forest Park Trust
(DOC)

Rimutaka Forest Park, Catchpool Valley & Orongorongo Valley

Secretary 564 6213, Volunteers 973 5247
info (at) rimutakatrust.org.nz
www.rimutakatrust.org.nz

Hutt

Silverstream Care Group
(Upper Hutt Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington)

Hulls Creek, Silverstream railway, Silverstream

Barry Wards 970 4266, Sue Miller 526 7440
www.gw.govt.nz/Silverstream-Care-Group
www.huttnz.co.nz/2009/04/16/silverstream-hulls-creek

Hutt

Silverstream Straight Wetland Group
(Upper Hutt Forest and Bird)
(Greater Wellington 2005-6)

Silverstream Straight wetland, Silverstream

Sue Miller 526 7440
initial planting project completed

Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council volunteers

Upper Hutt City

Heather Lawrence (volunteers co-ordinator) 527 2169
heather.lawrence (at) uhcc.govt.nz

Hutt

Wellington Botanical Society Inc

Hutt River riparian plantings

Barbara Mitcalf 475 7149
www.wellingtonbotsoc.org.nz

Hutt

Wellington Botanical Society Inc
(Upper Hutt Forest and Bird)

Te Marua Bush, Upper Hutt

Sue Miller 526 7440
www.wellingtonbotsoc.org.nz

Regional

QEII National Trust

Assists landowners with open space covenants

Peter Ettema (Wellington representative) 970 0324
pettema (at) openspace.org.nz
www.openspace.org.nz

Waikato

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust

Mt Maungatautari, Waikato

www.maungatrust.org

 

 

 

 



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