Help us to remediate the rockfall hazard at Ohinetahi ReserveCanterbury
Ohinetahi Reserve is a 150ha reserve above Governors Bay. It is owned and managed by the Summit Road Society. The vegetation is a mix of open grassland and regenerating native forest at various stages of maturity. A network of tracks allows access to the Reserve from the Summit Road and Governors Bay.
Due to seismic activity over April, we identified potential rockfall hazard on the Faulkner Bluffs in Ohinetahi Reserve. We commissioned a geotechnical report which has assessed the rockfall risk and identified the remediation required.
To keep the public safe, we have closed two tracks South Boundary and North Boundary tracks. These tracks cannot be re-opened until the rockfall risk has been mitigated.
It will cost up to $7000 to undertake the rock remediation. The Society is a small charity and is reliant on grants and donations for the bulk of our activities. We are asking the public and in particular regular users of Ohinetahi Reserve for their assistance with this unexpected cost. Every little bit helps!
*UPDATE* The Port Hills Ultra will match any donation from midday 17 June for the rest of the month, or until we reach the goal of $7,000.
The Summit Road Society (Inc.), formed in 1948, aims to further the vision of Harry Ell, by working to enhance, preserve and protect the nature, beauty and open character of the Port Hills for people to enjoy.
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Money raised will be used to mediate rockfall hazard at Ohinetahi Reserve so that we can safely reopen tracks. Any surplus funds raised will be used to maintain and enhance the reserve.
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We have been blown away by the generosity of our supporters and we have now raised $5,117 . To help us get over the line, Port Hills Ultra will match dollar for dollar any donation from now until the end of June, or until our $7,000 goal is met. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated to our fundraiser, we are nearly there.
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This page was created on 28 May 2020 and closes on 28 Aug 2020.