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Join the Waimakariri Biodiversity Trust

Wednesday, April 28, 2021   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: biodiversity, community engagement, vacancies, Community Groups

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Biodiversity Working Group is looking for trustees for an independent community-based biodiversity trust that will work together to improve the local environment.

Biodiversity Working Group member Dr Judith Roper-Lindsay said they are seeking people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds to reflect the diverse range of people living in Waimakariri who are interested in protection, restoration and development of native biodiversity.

“We’re aiming for a collaborative approach and want to create a cohesive Waimakariri Biodiversity Trust where everyone works together to restore and enhance biodiversity so that we can protect and develop our local sustainable indigenous ecosystems,” she said.

“It’s an inclusive approach which brings together different ways of looking at our biodiversity including Mātauranga Māori. I am really keen to see younger people getting involved, along with people who are living in our towns, and on lifestyle blocks and farms, so we can really reflect who we are as a community and learn from each other.”

Email Dr Judith Roper-Lindsay for an application pack if you are interested in applying to become a trustee of the Waimakariri Biodiversity Trust or for more information (judith[at]roperlindsay.com).

Find out more about the work of the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Biodiversity Working Group.