We're working together for a healthy harbour.
Whangamata Harbour Care is a community-based volunteer group, whose focus, is to protect and restore our beautiful harbour - including all of the native, living species found within it, and around it. We want to leave a pristine harbour with a rich biodiversity, so future generations can also enjoy it.
Our BIG Concerns for the Harbour
If left to their own device, our mangroves would soon choke up all of our harbour. This means they would also destroy the harbour birds feeding grounds, by suffocating shellfish, crabs and all the bio-diverse species, that we have left in the harbour.
Through education, we can help to eliminate some of the silt run offs that has happened in the past.
Silt build up in the harbour is not a good thing, as it damages the likes of cockle beds, as well as making it easy for mangroves to take hold.
There are some rare birds, which have been in decline, that use our harbour as a relaxing spot to recover, after their migratory journey. We need to have an open harbour, that has suitable roost spots for them, and with their food resource being bountiful.
Help the Harbour
Your biggest gift to the harbour, is signing up to be a member. From here, it gives us a good base to get feedback, opinions, and the 'call to arms' when we need it.
There is always a need for volunteers to run the predator trap lines - sign up first to become a member, then send the team an email.
Help keep our harbour healthy.