Trust provides funding grant for Whaka Ora Pest Project

The Rod Donald Trust was delighted to have Hamish Fairbairn, Regional Manager for Conservation Volunteers New Zealand, join us at our October board meeting where Hamish shared details about their newly established Whaka Ora Pest Project (WOPP).

The Trust has provided a funding grant to assist with the establishment of this new initiative and is excited to partner with this project which will focus on predator control and invasive pest plant management in various parks, reserves and on private land within the Lyttelton/Whakaraupō area. Some of the initial project goals include organising pest plant and trapping workshops, weed control work, establishing monitoring lines and trap lines, as well providing educational programmes within local schools in the area.

He rau ringa e oti ai – By many hands the task is completed

Rod Donald Trust Co-Chair Jenn Chowaniec signing the grant agreement with CVNZ Regional Manager Hamish Fairbairn