The Wellington region has branches in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Wellington, Kapiti-Mana and Wairarapa.

Our projects have included the -

  • Restoration of Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour
  • Establishment of the Pauatahanui wildlife reserve 
  • Formation of Taputeranga marine reserve
  • Creation of Karori Wildlife Sanctuary (Zealandia)
  • Re-vegetation of Pencarrow lakes.  

We welcome volunteers to engage and get involved in our ongoing restoration and conservation work happening across the region. 

You can take part in the many trips taken by our two Wellington walking groups or just relax in our lodge on Matiu/Somes Island.

If you want to learn more about Wellington's natural environment, or help restore our treasured spots then get involved in some of the projects below -  

  • Places for Penguins project aims to protect little penguins around Wellington’s south coast, through planting, education and nest-box distribution.
  • Green Wellington an umbrella concept to retain, restore and protect our streams and the last remaining remnant forest and wetland; connecting these into a network of ecological corridors across Wellington to the Hutt Valley and north thereby creating natural pathways for our birds and fish. 
  • Native Plant Restoration nursery where you can be involved in the propagation and recovery of regionally rare native plants and those that are require special attention and/or are slow growing.