Tasman Bay Guardians

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Help us to connect the Tasman Bay community to the marine environment through Conservation, education and collaboration.

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  Nelson / Tasman

Tasman Bay Guardians needs your help!

We started this Trust out of a love for our Te Tai o Aorere (Tasman Bay) and the wider moana (ocean). We are a group of ocean lovers wanting to create tangible gain through environmental collaborations such as creating artificial reefs, cleanups and other marine restoration projects. By collaborating as a community, we gain trust which enables us to make bigger decisions together such as allocating areas for marine protection and other uses. A core activity is strengthening our connections to the wet places by delivering the Experiencing Marine Reserves, Whitebait Connection and Drains to Harbour programs to local schools and communities, involving the parents and wider community in their delivery. We foster kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of the marine environment.

Our team of dedicated individuals have put a lot of their own time into making this thing happen, however we pay a living wage for individual deliveries, projects and tasks. Our educational deliveries, biodiversity projects and management of the trust all require funding and we hope that you will help us to keep this beautiful thing going. Your help is much appreciated to help us maintain our vision:

'Our community and treaty partners working together to restore a healthy, thriving marine environment in Tasman and Golden Bays to sustain connection, use, and enjoyment by present and future generations.'

More about us

Conservation, Education and Collaboration, we identify threats, solutions and outcomes for Tasman Bay. We also provide marine and freshwater programs to schools and the community. We need your help to achieve our goal of healthy seas.

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Latest update

Thanks!  12 March 2019

To everyone who has donated so far, thanks so much for helping us get the Guardians off the ground. We couldn't do it without you. cheers. Stew and the TBG team

Latest donations

  • Greenz Travel

    Greenz Travel on 25 Sep 2019


    A little gesture from Greenz Travel to plant a Tree and offset my carbon footprint after my visit to Beautiful Abel Tasman! Thank you Stew for your fantastic tour. Well done team, keep your efforts up!!!


  • Helen

    Helen on 17 Aug 2019


    Donation for the koha trip on 29th June


  • Junko

    Junko on 31 Jul 2019



  • Penguin Paradise

    Penguin Paradise on 31 Mar 2019


    I admire what you guys are doing. Please keep up good work! I will keep supporting you!


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 22 Mar 2019



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