Conservation Week Is Calling!

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September 23, 2018



Various events and locations

What to Expect

Want to learn how to build a five star weta motel or a rat trap or want to become a Weeding Warrior?  Calling all conservation enthusiasts to get involved in some great activities over Conservation Week. 
Join in the activities during Conservation Week!

Saturday 15 September - Build a rat trap for your own backyard
Ever thought about doing some predator trapping in your own garden? 

Well, now’s your chance! Join us for a day of fun, constructing and decorating your very own rat trap, so you can do your bit for conservation – and learn about some of the species we’re trying to protect. No experience with traps required and families are welcome to attend. Trap building will go ahead rain or shine.
  • from 9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Buffalo Beach Reserve, Whitianga.
Sunday 16 September - Build a Five Star Weta Motel
Find out a little more about our local Mahoenui giant wētā and then help us to build some 5 star wētā accommodation! Kids can get creative painting their own motels as well as making their own wētā masks. We'll be out on the Reserve rain or shine.
  • from 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Buffalo Beach Reserve, Whitianga.
Sunday 23 September - Become a Coastal Weeding Warrior
Learn a little more about the different plants found around our coastlines while doing your bit to help biodiversity – by ridding the dunes of invasive ice-plant. 

All weeding warriors will be rewarded for their efforts with a well-earned BBQ. Be sure to bring water and appropriate clothing for the weather. This event will go ahead unless rain is heavy and persistent.
  • from 9:00am - 12:00 noon
  •  Meet at the Mercury Bay Boating Club, 90 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga.

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