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Forest and Bird are all about protecting our native plants, animals and wild places, on land and in our oceans. Help them to help nature. The Manawatū Branch hosts talks by expert speakers, and runs field trips to local places of interest.
Thanks to this organization, thousands bikes have been given a new lease of life and are back on the streets, instead of lying in landfill. These recycled bicycles are for sale or rental, and repair services are also available.
Green Corridors Range to River has planted thousands of eco-sourced native plants along stream banks connecting the Tararua Range to the Manawatu River, with the City Council developing walkways through the plantings.
Informal meetups for the environmental sector
The aim of this group is to provide free gardening workshops, and encourage everyone to start or continue veggie gardening.
New Zealand’s longest running free store, diverting around $40,000 worth of food away from the waste stream, and distributing it via the shop, and also to about 50 helping agencies throughout the region.
Keeble’s Bush is a 23 hectare example of lowland podocarp forest. It is privately owned and is managed by the C.T. Keeble Memorial Forest Trust for scientific purposes. Restoration efforts include volunteer weed and pest control.
KCC is part of Forest & Bird, and its aim is to encourage children to enjoy, respect, understand, and love their natural world, with activities such as field trips and movies. KCC Manawatū is curently in hiatus, in need of some more grownups to organize activities in the Manawatū.
Living Streets Aotearoa aims to have more people walking more often through the creation of liveable, multi-purpose streets that are safe, sociable and interesting, through advocacy, events and promotion.
Promoting apiculture in our region and supporting new apiarists.
The Manawatu Estuary Trust Inc. is a community conservation group dedicated to looking after the Manawatu River Estuary, an internationally recognized RAMSAR site.
This Trust aims to make Manawatu a leader in emission-free public transport.