The Waipoua Forest Trust has set up a PledgeMe page as a fundraising campaign to allow continuation of forest restoration work and pest and weed management.
General manager Courtney Davis said this was the first time the staff and volunteer-run trust has reached out to the online fundraising platform.
“We launched our PledgeMe campaign with the hope of engaging with local communities and wider New Zealand about the issues we face here in the forest as well as with the intent to raise some money for the important work that we do.”
Courtney said the trust relies heavily on the “financial and practical support” of people and communities to run their basic operations.
“Volunteers are a massive part of this but we also need more tools and resources to do this important work as the forest develops and grows.
“Our goals in establishing a millennium kauri forest requires protecting and restoring fauna and fostering an understanding of kauri forest and ecosystems through education and research.
“We are very serious about becoming predator free and having healthy forests for people to enjoy.”
The Waipoua Forest Trust was established in 1998 with the intent of protecting, promoting and restoring the forest on both the southern and northern boundaries of the Waipoua Kauri Forest.
To donate pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5271-waipoua-forest-trust-spring-pest-purge.