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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

Weeding Afternoon at Bushy Point on Feb 21st 2021

Sunday 21 February 2021 – Big Weeding Afternoon at Bushy Point, Otatara. Bushy Point is a restoration project undertaken by the Otatara Landcare Group (OLG). Plantings are… Read more

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Guided walks at the new Oreti Totara Dune Reserve, Otatara

16 March 2021

This large reserve on the east bank of the Oreti River was recently purchased by the Nature Restoration Trust. This open day is being run as a… Read more