Come along for a day of sharing and learning on predator trapping. We have a packed day of skills based workshops, interactive talks and a guided tour of the Barrytown School trapping project by some of the school children. We are also pleased to welcome Kristel Van Houte from the Raglan based Karioi Project as the keynote speaker.
There will also be a kid's trapping corner for children to make tracking tunnels, weta motels, lizard lounges and paper models of native birds.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring a plate (with food on it!) for a shared potluck lunch.
This is a free community event and everyone is welcome.
To give us an idea of numbers attending please REGISTER.
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Come along to help build/repair 20 predator traps with materials kindly donated by DOC and Predator Free Punakaiki. Bring your kids too if they would like to learn how to build a trap.
The traps will be allocated to willing community members living along the Coast Road of Barrytown flats and those attending the workshop will be given first option to take traps home. These traps are the start of the Coast Road predator trapline from 17 Mile Bluff to the Punakaiki River. Our group Coast Road Dawn Chorus applied to the DOC Community Fund for this trapline in March but we are yet to hear the outcome.
The traps are DOC150 rat/stoat traps housed in wooden boxes to the DOC specification. They are NAWAC (National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee) approved and weka, pet and child safe
We have all the materials to make/repair the boxes but please bring the …