We provide funding, technical advice and support to a number of Care Groups: these are organised groups of people in our community that work voluntarily to protect and enhance a local area in our region.
A care group may consist of a group of neighbours, a school group, or people who work together on projects and spaces important to them. The focus can be coastal, estuary, stream/lake and/or pest control.
We've also assisted Envirohub Bay of Plenty to establish a network of community environmental care groups around the region. See the Envirohub Network Directory to find a group near you.
What types of things do care groups do?
- Fence stream banks.
- Restore dunes, wetlands.
- Plant native plants.
- Controls pest animals and plants.
- Teach people about their project and environment.