The Napier Branch is involved in many projects in the Hawke's Bay.
Napier Branch has over 260 members. We conduct 10 field trips a year in the Hawke's Bay area, which members & prospective members are welcome to join. We normally travel by bus so it is easy to travel, meet and enjoy.
We have monthly meetings with excellent guest speakers to cover many aspects of Forest & Bird life. Several tree planting events are carried out each year, mainly at the Waitangi Reserve on Napier foreshore. Lake Tutira has been our centre of focus in previous years. Members also work with the Department of Conservation to care for the Ahuriri Estuary, as well as grow trees in their nursery to plant throughout the Bay.
We are a friendly branch which welcomes all to join its activities.
The Branch cares for the Little Bush Reserve in the Puketitiri area, which is our main focus with trapping, replanting and maintenance carried out by our members. The reserve is a 12 hectare property with marked tracks and over 45 information signs sited beside various trees/plants giving full details of species. However since Cyclone Gabrielle access to this reserve has been compromised by the extremely fragile state of the Puketitiri Road.
We are supportive of conservation in Hawke's Bay and beyond, with membership of several advocacy groups, watchdog groups and liaise with Local Authorities & Iwi. We are fortunate in having such a wide range of reserves and ecological treasures to cover in our area.
Give us a try, you will be made most welcome. Contact Neil Eagles 06 8443904 for more details.