Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project is one of Wellington's oldest reforestation projects in the southern suburb of Island Bay.Wellington
Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project is one of Wellington's oldest reforestation projects and is on land that is part of Tapu Te Ranga Marae.
Kaumatua Bruce Stewart vision was for a 'bird and bush reserve'.
Since 1990 we have brought major weed infestations under control, planted eco-sourced trees, created key biodiversity seed sources throughout the site, developed an excellent network of publicly accessible tracks and hosted numerous school and volunteer groups.
Our goals for 2018 are to plant a minimum of 1000 trees, upkeep the public access tracks and provide new signage and update old signage. We will use the funds raised to upkeep our tools for our working bees, to attract new volunteers to our working bees and provide signage and seats on all of our public access tracks.
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Manawa Karioi is one of the oldest restoration projects in Wellington, on Marae land in the southern suburb of Island Bay. Our goal is to create an island of biodiversity that connects with the other neighbouring restoration projects - Tawatawa Reserve, Paekawakawa Reserve and friends of Owhiro Stream in Happy Valley. Our society is run by a group of dedicated volunteers.