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Do you want to learn more about ecological restoration projects in Southland? Would you like to volunteer assistance on a Southland project? Use the map to the right to find a project, or check out the larger map in the Project Directory.

Project Directory

Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland.

This website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.

SERN openly invites volunteers to approach restoration project contacts if they wish to lend a hand.

Latest News

Bushy Point Triple Celebration Day

On 14th September 2019 the Otatara Landcare Group (OLG) celebrated its 20th year and two other important milestones. At Bushy Point – the planting of 30,000 native plants and… Read more

Upcoming Events

2019 SERN Spring field trip

2 November 2019

This year’s annual field trip will focus on threatened plant species, while celebrating 4 restoration sites in Central Southland. Leaving… Read more