Empowering Taranaki people to support local conservation initiatives, through a social & fun approach!
Keen beans at Komene
August 6, 2017
WOW! We reckon we had about 50 keen beans turn up down at Komene 13B Maori Reservation, just a stones throw south of Okato.
Why is Komene cool?
The Komene 13B Maori Reservation is an area of Coastal wetland and adjacent sand dune that is a nationally rare habitat in NZ. It plays host to an ecosystem which has been identified to hold significant biodiversity values including a wide range of shore birds.
The Reservation and the local community with support from the TRC and AWE have implemented several campaigns to protect and enhance biodiversity values including:
- pest management
- planting programmes including planting rare species
- control of pest plants
The Dotterel Defenders set out to raise awareness and help to support this awesome mahi. Our event included planting 300 native species in partnership with the Taranaki Regional Council. We trained community volunteers to check the predator traps, did a bit of a beach clean (there wasn't too much to collect!) and did a coast blitz along the way.
All topped off with a yummy green meadows sausage. Check out these fab photos from the day, courtesy of Emily Roberts :)