Akaroa Pest Control Group | Akaroa – New Zealand

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Akaroa Pest Control Group

The Akaroa Pest Control Group is a group of volunteers aiming to help protect biodiversity values around Akaroa. There are a number of pest plants on Banks Peninsula that pose a serious threat to the future of regenerating forest and biodiversity values around Akaroa and the surrounding bays. Members of this group hope to help the community by providing education, advice and where appropriate assistance with control work.

LocationAkaroa & the Bays

Emailrich.langley@ecan.govt.nz

Address

New Zealand

Phone027 7031405

Membership
Anyone in the community is welcome to join the Pest Control Group and there is no experience required. Even if you cannot assist the group with field work, you could still provide education or support. Being volunteer based, members of the group are free to opt in and out of events and support the group in any way they can. Events and volunteer days are organised through group email, so if you wish to join, simply email the contact person on this page and your email address will be added to the group.

PLEASE NOTE: Safety is important to us and herbicide (chemical) is used from time to time during pest control, so young members need to be accompanied by an adult.

Old Man’s Beard
The current focus for the Pest Control Group is Old Man’s Beard (Follow link for factsheet) (http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/General/old-mans-beard-factsheet-jan12.pdf ). This exotic climber has received a lot of attention in the past and it is important to revisit the threat posed by this pest as many infestations spread seed into the community. It is important to stay on top of Old Man’s Beard so that it doesn’t become a major problem in the future. Any help with removing this pest plant would be gratefully received. If you have any questions about how to identify or control Old Man’s Beard on your property, please feel free to make contact with the group.

Old Man's Beard Control Days
The Pest Control Group will be working in collaboration with Environment Canterbury to control Old Man’s Beard at selected sites during a couple of control days. Anyone in the community is welcome to come along and get involved. This is a great opportunity to learn how to control Old Man’s Beard and no experience with pests is required. Come along and learn how to control this pest plant and support your community. Keep an eye on this page or join the email group to receive updates for when these days are being held.

Contractors
From time to time, people require the services of a contractor to aid them with the control of plant pests. Especially in areas that pose a hazard or are difficult to access. Please see below a table with contact details for contractors who can assist in the control of pest plants.

Contacts: 
Simon Johnston
(Habitat restoration Services)
03 980 3113
0277337094
Small to medium scale control work

Niall Mugan
(Keystone Ecology)
021 0540849
Large scale control work

Jason Butt
(Wai-Ora Forest Landscapes Ltd)
03 359 2458
0274592011
Medium to large scale control work

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The Akaroa Pest Control Group is a group of volunteers aiming to help protect biodiversity values around Akaroa. There are a number of pest plants on Banks Peninsula that pose a serious threat to the future of regenerating forest and biodiversity values around Akaroa and the surrounding bays. Members of this group hope to help the community by providing education, advice and where appropriate assistance with control work.

New Zealand
Akaroa
Akaroa & the Bays
027 7031405
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Membership
Anyone in the community is welcome to join the Pest Control Group and there is no experience required. Even if you cannot assist the group with field work, you could still provide education or support. Being volunteer based, members of the group are free to opt in and out of events and support the group in any way they can. Events and volunteer days are organised through group email, so if you wish to join, simply email the contact person on this page and your email address will be added to the group.

PLEASE NOTE: Safety is important to us and herbicide (chemical) is used from time to time during pest control, so young members need to be accompanied by an adult.

Old Man’s Beard
The current focus for the Pest Control Group is Old Man’s Beard (Follow link for factsheet) (http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/General/old-mans-beard-factsheet-jan12.pdf ). This exotic climber has received a lot of attention in the past and it is important to revisit the threat posed by this pest as many infestations spread seed into the community. It is important to stay on top of Old Man’s Beard so that it doesn’t become a major problem in the future. Any help with removing this pest plant would be gratefully received. If you have any questions about how to identify or control Old Man’s Beard on your property, please feel free to make contact with the group.

Old Man's Beard Control Days
The Pest Control Group will be working in collaboration with Environment Canterbury to control Old Man’s Beard at selected sites during a couple of control days. Anyone in the community is welcome to come along and get involved. This is a great opportunity to learn how to control Old Man’s Beard and no experience with pests is required. Come along and learn how to control this pest plant and support your community. Keep an eye on this page or join the email group to receive updates for when these days are being held.

Contractors
From time to time, people require the services of a contractor to aid them with the control of plant pests. Especially in areas that pose a hazard or are difficult to access. Please see below a table with contact details for contractors who can assist in the control of pest plants.

Contacts: 
Simon Johnston
(Habitat restoration Services)
03 980 3113
0277337094
Small to medium scale control work

Niall Mugan
(Keystone Ecology)
021 0540849
Large scale control work

Jason Butt
(Wai-Ora Forest Landscapes Ltd)
03 359 2458
0274592011
Medium to large scale control work

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