Waitohu Stream and Dune Care Group

Waitohu Stream and Dune Care Group

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Waitohu Stream and Dune Care Group

Location of main site: Dunes and wetlands south of Waitohu Stream, north Otaki beach

About the group:

WSDCG is an incorporated community group who play an important role in representing the community in the management and protection of the Waitohu Stream and dunes as well as delivering extensive restoration work within the GWRC Key Native Ecosystem site. Since 1999, the group has undertaken restoration activities on both public and private land including; revegetation planting of the Waitohu Stream margins, fencing and planting wetland areas, supporting community involvement by hosting local schools and local organisations to undertake restoration activities, as well as enabling significant reestablishment of native dune species and increasing biodiversity across the southern dunes through ongoing revegetation planting and weed control. The WSDCG have also erected interpretation panels around the southern dune area.

Purpose of group:

Waitohu Stream & Dune Care Group (WSDCG) supports the objectives of our partners, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Kapiti Coast District Council to:
1. Improve the resilience of the sand dune ecosystem to erosion and climate change
2. Improve the condition of the wetland ecosystem
3. Protect and maintain existing populations of threatened or regionally rare plant species
4. Maintain an area of outstanding regenerated coastal dunes and vegetation for the enjoyment and education of the public

Contact: Lynda Angus

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Phone: 020 459 6321

Preferred method of contact: Email