What’s your specific interest/how do you contribute?
Nowadays I run my own ecological restoration community group on a volunteer basis, with a focus on restoring coastal forest and their ecosystems. We plant everything from trees and shrubs to vines and grasses to provide a safe place for wildlife that would naturally call it home.
Raising awareness in our community about our local environment is another priority. I do talks and presentations with schools, as well as backyard visits, to help bring our native wildlife closer to an urban environment.
My day job is with Predator Free Wellington, working in Greater Wellington Regional Council’s pest animals team. Removing introduced mammalian predators is a big part of restoring our forests.
What motivates you to do this mahi?
Wanting to restore something that has been lost. Seeing the positive changes and results is what drives me to continue this work.