Each year the Coastal Restoration Trust runs an annual conference to bring together people’s knowledge, experiences, up-to-date research and visions for coastal restoration.
Our 2020 conference was held in Southland on 18-20 March. Check out that conference page to see what happened.
The conference is run in collaboration with the local Council, Department of Conservation and Coast Care community. We try to provide opportunities for local groups to benefit from the conference - for example pay them for providing catering, supplying venues and activities. There is also plenty of opportunity for local businesses and organisations from around the country to sponsor the event and be involved.
The format includes some lecture style talks, a ‘regional round-up’ where the floor is open for anyone to give a short “pecha kucha” or poster style presentation on their project, practical workshops (e.g. seed collection, pest control), fieldtrips and plenty of time for discussion.
Delegates each year include research scientists, staff from Councils and the Department of Conservation, iwi representatives, local businesses, Coast Care group members, students and individuals from all around the country with a passion for our coastal environment.