The South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group was formed in October 2011 and was incorporated in November 2012. It is a community-led initiative and was the original brainchild of two Pirinoa Farmers. The group's vision and goals are: - To improve water quality and biodiversity through wetland restoration projects. - To raise the level of awareness in the community of positive environmental management and its benefits. - To improve farming practices through support and education. - To promote restorative projects around Lake Onoke. - To act as a conduit between local/regional agencies and the community on environmental issues.
The group is working to empower the local community to enhance the ecology of the South Wairarapa area with specific focus on potential educational, recreational, cultural and tourism opportunities available at Lake Onoke.
Year started: 2011 Location: 41B Weld Street, Martinborough, 5711, NEW ZEALAND E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact person: SWBG President - Jane Lenting
Encouraging positive environmental management through community empowerment and peer-to-peer education