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Conservation project
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Vegetation survey underway Autumn 2022

This is an assisted regeneration project where teams of volunteers work to enhance the natural habitat through:

  • seed collection from the Tamaki ecological region
  • dispersal of collected seed
  • plant and mammal pest control to support young vegetation
  • a monitoring programme of both vegetation and wildlife across the site.

Our vision is to create an urban oasis where we can learn, enjoy and respect the natural world around us.

As an assisted regeneration project, this means we support the reserve without planting.  Our fabulous volunteers run trap lines, bait for rats and mice, hold regular weeding bees, gather seed from the ecological region, disperse seed, and montior our progress with both bird counts and vegetation surveys.

The project area is the triangle of bush located in Western Springs, beneath the intersection of Old Mill Road and the Bullock Track, following the fence line down to the sports fields below.  The link shows the top entrance to the reserve

We always need help, both boots on the ground and with co-ordination of activities across the year.

What can you do

You can get involved by emailing us at, we'll get you on the list for any project updates, and you can also find out more about helping us with particular activities or project coordination. 
Flowering Kahikatea planted by a volunteer more than 20 years ago

Project or Reserve contact

Gowan Robertson
022 604 9969

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