Community environmental projects
Individuals, teams and groups, supported by Greater Wellington, are working throughout the region to restore rivers and streams, wetlands and lakes, estuaries, dunes and coastal cliffs. You can get involved with an environmental project to enable us all to have a better place to live, work and play.
Care groups are groups of people that volunteer to restore and protect different parts of the Wellington region. Greater Wellington works closely with these groups and information is shared via the Naturespace website. Naturespace is a website for restoration in Aotearoa. It has resources about restoration as well as information about upcoming events for groups working in the region and throughout New Zealand.
We encourage workplaces to get involved in restoration activities and can organize events to involve your company. Take a break from your desk, do some team-building and help out the environment at the same time.
Naturespace is a website for restoration in Aotearoa. It has resources about restoration as well as information about upcoming events for groups working in the region and throughout New Zealand. You will aslo find listings of community restoration groups in your area.
Community working bees and planting days are listed on our events page. Greater Wellington staff also organise a variety of other events for care groups, corporate groups, and the general public. Upcoming events can also be found on the events page.
Greater Wellington Regional Council's restoration fund for the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment has been set up to protect the habits of native creatures and minimise the damaging effect of soil run off into the harbour.
The fund also works to protect the high biodiversity values of the region, and enhance the important cultural, social and economc values of the harbour.