Book in to support and volunteer at our Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Wild Heart Project. With your help, we are transforming a former farm and mining site into a native rainforest!
The Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project is run by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand which is a charitable trust.
The project focuses on restoring the Sand Plain Forest which used to span the Barrytown flats, so that there is a mountain to sea forest corridor.
This is particularly important as this area is the only nesting place for the Taiko (Westland Petrel) and amongst a small number of mainland breeding colonies for NZ petrel.
We need your help and everyone is welcome - international travelers and tourists, Kiwis from around New Zealand and West Coasters.
Join us on a planting day, or a Summer Volunteering Getaway (www.wildheartproject.kiwi). There’s a range of possible activities you can take part in on our site, including:
- Site induction covering the history of the site and restoration project, as well as the Taiko breeding colony and its national importance
• Touring our site, the Barrytown beach and the adjacent Nikau Scenic Reserve which is a great example of unmodified Sand Plain Forest
• Planting of native trees around our site
• Seed collection and processing
• Potting up seedlings
• Helping out in our nursery where we raise all the trees we plant.