About this opportunity
We are now taking bookings for our upcoming training sessions for our Auckland Parks Predator Control Programme . Please carefully read the information below and reach out if you would be interested in joining the programme. There are limited spots available on each session. We will need to know which training session you would like to join and which park you would prefer to volunteer in (Some parks are more in need of volunteers than others).
Our next training day is on Saturday 22th June. There’ll be two training sessions – you only need to attend one of these.
Newmarket Park 9.00am – 11.30am
Waikowhai Park, Hillsborough 1.30pm – 4pm
Here’s a bit of information:
Animal pests (rodents and possums) compete with native birds for food and raid their nests for chicks and eggs. They also feed on a wide range of native plants, lizards and invertebrates. Your parks need your help to prevent this destruction. In partnership with Auckland Council, we run two predator control training sessions twice per year. Once trained volunteers will then be assigned to one of the parks in which this programme operates. Once trained, you’ll be assigned to a local predator control network in one of the Auckland parks where you will bait and reset traps and record your catches. The trapping takes anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on number of traps, terrain etc. Most volunteers walk their line of traps or bait stations fortnightly or monthly. You can choose when you walk your own track, so you can do it at a time that suits you. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 12 months, be comfortable working alone in forested areas and handling rodent and possum carcasses. You should also live or work locally to the pest control area.
And here are the parks in which this programme operates:
Eric Armishaw Reserve, Pt Chev
Oakley Creek, Mt Albert
Roy Clements Treeway, Mt Albert
Lemington Reserve, Westmere
Grey Lynn Park, Grey Lynn
Hakanoa Reserve, Grey Lynn
Manukau Coastal Reserve Network (from Lynfield Cove to Belfast Reserve), Lynfield/Hillsborough
Kepa Bush, Kohimarama
Selwyn Bush, Kohimarama
St Johns Bush, St Johns
Churchill Park, Glendowie
Waiatarua Wetland Reserve, Remuera
Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve, Glendowie
Alberon Reserve, Parnell
Auckland Domain, City
Looking forward to hearing from you.