New Zealand’s native forests have borne the brunt of human impact, experiencing a staggering 70% reduction since humans first set foot in the country.

Additionally, native bird species have declined by 30% across the country.

In response to this ecological crisis, the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust has embarked on a mission to safeguard and rejuvenate the native biodiversity of the Whakatipu Basin. Through a holistic approach encompassing revegetation projections, collaboration, education and advocacy, the Trust aims to reverse the damage inflicted upon these ecosystems.

Join the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust on this journey at their first session of the Nursery Summer Evening Series on the 7th of February. This marks the beginning of a series of sessions dedicated to nurturing native trees and shrubs, which will be planted during the upcoming Autumn and Spring of 2024.

Be a part of a huge effort to restore local biodiversity while fostering connections with like-minded individuals. To accommodate those with full-time work commitments, the sessions have been thoughtfully scheduled for 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. If the 7th of February doesn’t align with your schedule, don’t worry – you can participate in the next session on the 6th of March.

We look forward to seeing you there!