Practical advice for organising a group or community volunteer event.
We regularly care for popular tourist beaches at New Brighton and Sumner. You can do more good by focusing on other areas where rubbish collects or by taking an active role in cleaning up your local park.
Be part of a growing number of communities around Christchurch that are contributing to the government’s Predator Free 2050 goals.
You must have permission to put traps on public land.
We allow trapping only in in priority areas where biodiversity needs protection, such as the Port Hills, Banks Peninsula and key coastal locations. We must approve the traps used, the places they are set and a maintenance schedule. This is to ensure the parks remain safe for people and pets.
Some of our parks have active community groups that do regular volunteer trapping work. Key sites include:
For more information about these and other community groups, refer to the map of volunteer locations
Traps are not appropriate in all council parks. Contact us to determine if your chosen park is suitable for trapping or if there is a group already operating in the area.
You may be directed to an alternative park nearby if your first choice doesn’t fit our criteria. Refer to page 4 of the get involved booklet to help work out if your park will be suitable.