Buller conservation volunteer group

Maintenance of a historic artifact, Charming Creek Walkway.
Maintenance being carried out on a historic artifact, Charming Creek Walkway

Conservation volunteers meet every second Tuesday, year round, to work on a variety of interesting conservation projects.

When: 9 am, every second Tuesday, year round.

Where: Russell Street, Westport, Buller

Description: The group assists with conservation projects such as maintenance of historic and recreation facilities, weed control, planting of native species and conducting bird surveys.

Volunteer involved with bird survey.
Enjoying a beautiful day at the beach while carrying out National wader survey, Karamea

Fitness Level: A reasonable level of fitness is required as most volunteer days involve physical work. No specific skills are needed but volunteers must be comfortable using hand tools.

What to bring: Volunteers must bring their own lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Good footwear and wet weather gear is essential, most other equipment is provided.

Conservation Volunteers join Buller Volunteers and DOC staff with planting at the new carpark, Denniston.
All hands on deck for planting at the new carpark, Denniston

Contact: If you are interested in joining the volunteer group please contact:

Suvi van Smit
Email: svansmit@doc.govt.nz

Kawatiri / Westport Office
Phone:   +64 3 788 8008
Fax:   +64 3 788 8009
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Russell Street
Westport 7825
Postal Address:   PO Box 357
Westport 7866

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For general volunteering information email volunteer@doc.govt.nz or contact your local DOC office