We have trapping positions available on all three lines for checking on Wednesdays Uri (2.5 – 3 hrs to check line) and Paremata (2.5 hours), and Saturday on Maori Pa Rd (1.5 hrs). Full training given, we ask for a commitment of once a month. Contact Ian by email.
Here is a record of some areas of Paremata Flats showing the progress the plantings have made.
On Sunday 8th April a group of 38 people helped out with picking up rubbish from the Delaware Estuary, a very successful day, thanks to all involved .
Photos Colin Duncan
Delaware Bay Rubbish Cleanup
Sunday April 8th, here is an opportunity for all local residents to participate in the rubbish cleanup of Delaware Bay, under the umbrella of Forest and Bird and in conjunction with Nelson City Council we are inviting the public to meet at Paremata Flats Reserve off Maori Pa Rd at 8.30 am rain or shine. Bring gumboots and gloves plastic bags will be provided, we will then split into groups and spread out around Delaware Bay.
Further enquiries contact Ian Price email
Paremata Flats Reserve native tree planting 2018
Nelson City Council (NCC) are keen to complete the Riparian planting of the Whakapuaka River at Council owned Paremata Flats Reserve off Maori Pa Rd in Delaware Bay. NCC are providing the plants and in conjunction with Forest and Bird are inviting the public to assist with the planting, there will be approximately 7500 trees to be planted and planting will commence on Saturday 19th May and continue every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday staring at 9 am and finishing at 4 pm until the planting is complete. Bring spade and gloves, further enquiries to Ian Price email and keep up to date on progress through this web site.
At the end of July the Delaware Bay Trappers removed their 7000th pest from the three trapping lines at Paremata Flats, Maori Pa Rd and Uri O Te Wai a great effort by the trapping teams and their efforts are being reflected in the increased bird life, as our plantings mature and provide more habitat the birdlife will continue to flourish.
Weeding, New Plant releasing, Fence and track clearing at Paremata Flat Reserve Cable Bay off Maori Pa Rd, Sat 10th June 10 am through till 2.30 pm (if raining will be on the Sunday same time), bring gloves, clippers, Hedge clippers, spade/trowel.
Sat 4th March is Seaweek, as part of Seaweek throughout the Nelson Tasman area beach cleanups are being undertaken, volunteers will be walking all our coast line and removing rubbish from our Beaches.
Under the umbrella of Forest and Bird, the group involved with the ecological restoration of Paremata Flats Reserve will be undertaking a Beach cleanup from the mouth of the Whakapuaka river around the coast to the end of Maori Pa Rd, we will be meeting at Paremata Flat Reserve at 8.30 Saturday morning on the 4th March, where rubbish bags and instructions will be given. Contact Ian Price by email
Pic’s peanut butter is now supporting the project by way of supplying the trapping program with the peanut butter required to ensure all the trap lines are baited. We now ensure all our rats and mice will be lining up to have their last supper with the best peanut butter available on the market, a very big THANKS to Pics for their generous support.
We have three trapping positions available on all three lines for checking on Wednesdays Uri (2.5 – 3 hrs to check line), Maori Pa Rd (1.5 hrs) and Paremata (2.5 hours), full training given, we ask for a commitment of once a month. Contact Ian by email.
Kowhai are in full flower at Paremata, on a sunny day worth a visit to see all the Tui feeding in the Kowhai, be quick will be soon all gone.