We are seeking volunteer community rangers to be a part of our Phase 2 buffer project!
The buffer is the first line of defence for the phase 2 area. It will consist of a line of over 730 devices installed at a high density which works to minimise the re-invasion of rats, stoats and weasels into the area.
It runs from Ōwhiro Bay up through the green belt to Mt Cook and through to the waterfront – signifying where Phase 2 ends and Phase 3 begins. The buffer is made up of 5 key sub-projects led by community leads; Ōwhiro Bay, Tawatawa/Manawa Karioi, Berhampore Golf Course, Prince of Wales Park and the city centre. You can watch the google earth flyover video below for a visual overview of the entire buffer system.
This is a community-led project run in conjunction with community trapping groups. As a community ranger you will be working in the town belt reserves helping to install, service and monitor devices. You can contribute anything from several hours a week, to several hours a month. Community rangers are fully trained on elimination methods using traps and bait stations, as well as provided with all the necessary gear.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please sign up using this link: https://bit.ly/PFWvolunteer
Once you’ve filled out this form, we will be in touch about the next training session - see you there!