Forest and Bird 2019 Native Plantings at Paremata Flats Reserve

Riparian Pioneer planting along the Whakapuaka river at Paremata Flats Reserve will continue this year, Forest and Bird (F&B) in conjunction with Nelson City Council have around 6000 pioneer plants to get in the ground along with around 600 canopy trees provided by F&B to be placed within existing pioneer plantings.

Further to F&B planting programme this year we are working with some American owners of a unique property at Appleby where Forest and Bird will manage planting around 1800 plants, further details on this project closer to the time.

Planting will commence late March early April subject to adequate rains, keep updated via F&B website  or Paremata Flats Reserve Website or contact Ian Price by email

Mulch spreading at Paremata

There is a truck load of Mulch to spread around some of this year’s plantings this Saturday (6th October) 9 am, with a reasonable turn out it should only take a few hours, your help would be much appreciated.

What to bring, wheelbarrow if you have one, shovel, large bucket, hard rake

Where, entrance onto Paremata Flats Reserve

Contact Ian 0272879203 email

Last planting day this autumn / winter

We will finish the public planting at Paremata this Saturday (2nd June). The last planting will be at Cable Bay Reserve. Drive past Maori Pa Rd, keeping on Cable Bay Rd about a kilometre till you come to the sign saying Cable Bay Reserve, there is parking there for only 5 cars, walk back down Cable Bay Rd (heading back to town) about 100 meters and you will see the sprayed site down off the road, careful making it down off the road as it is quite steep.

Though parking at Paremata is allot closer you have to cross the river which at the moment will be up over your knees and cold.

To all who have come and helped with the planting a big thanks and a special thanks to those of you who have come multiple times.

Planting Progress – updated

Here is a record of some areas of Paremata Flats showing the progress the plantings have made.

Cleanup and New Plantings

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.

Trapping Landmark

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.

Working Bee

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.

Seaweek clean up

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