If you would like to help protect and restore some of Nelson’s native ecosystems and species, join one of the volunteer groups working tirelessly across our hills and along our coastlines, or start a new group.
If you would like to form a group to undertake pest trapping, stream care, or weeding, or you would like to adopt a stream to care for, contact us for advice on how to get started
Find a group near you
Environmental Initiatives - Beach Clean Ups
Do you have a special beach or coastal area that you care about and would like to help look after? Charitable conservation trust Tasman Bay Guardians is encouraging everyone in the community to take ownership of caring for their favourite part of the coastline, by signing up to their Rubbish Free Beaches programme.
The programme will support community-owned and led clean-ups run by groups, schools or businesses. Groups can choose when and where they’d like to do their bit to keep our beaches plastic and rubbish free.
Tasman Bay Guardians can answer questions about health and safety, rubbish disposal and reusable bags.
Check out the FAQs and register at the Tasman Bay Guardians beach clean-up portal tasmanbayguardians.org.nz/beach-clean-up
- Friends of the Maitai
- Marsden Valley Trapping Group
- Birdlife on Grampians
- Brook Waimarama Sanctuary
- Birdlife Central
- Paremata Flats Restoration Group
- Titoki Reserve Native Recovery
- Boulder Bank Trapping Group
- Forest and Bird
- Nelson Mountain Bike Club
- Nelson Tasman Weedbusters
- Battle for the Banded Rail
- Brook Valley Trappers