Thanks to all of the incredibly generous donors to the Wekaweka Valley campaign, we have now raised the money we needed to purchase this area of significant natural heritage.
We’re now working with our solicitors to conclude the purchase and hope to take ownership within the next few weeks.
This has been one of the most successful public fundraising campaigns ever run by the Trust and it’s all down to the passion and generosity of supporters across the country (and overseas) who want to protect our natural heritage. The support has been incredible. Everyone at the Trust has been completely overwhelmed and we’re so grateful to have such passionate and committed supporters.
The next step for us will be to put a management plan in place to make sure that the forest is able to continue to regenerate and invasive pests, predators and weeds are controlled and kept out.
When we’re able to get somebody onto the property on a day when it’s not raining, we’ll post some more photos of this beautiful native forest.