Gaulter Russell Supporting Conservation Volunteers
Gaulter Russell’s Para Consultant, Alisa Moore, spent Tuesday this week outdoors in the crisp 7˚C air helping Conservation Volunteers clear weeds and other noxious plants from Eric Armishaw Park in Pt Chevalier.
It was strenuous, muddy work (definitely not a glamorous task!), but the team of seven volunteers managed to clear a huge area in the park ahead of a community planting of native species on 19th August.
Conservation Volunteers New Zealand conserves, restores rehabilitates and manages land including land owned by the community such as parks and reserves. They use a range of conservation tools and the power of volunteers to improve ecosystem function to support other land managers and provides access for people to enjoy and appreciate nature.
Projects include track construction and maintenance, interpretive signage, fencing, weed and pest control, revegetation activities and other practical actions in line with park management plans. Their teams also carry out wildlife surveys and support specialised species programs such as captive breeding programs, radio tracking and species release activities.
To learn more about the awesome work they do and to volunteer for one of their projects check out their website – www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz