Many hands make light work installing rat traps

Students from Mercury Bay Area School helped carry in rat and stoat traps for the Coromandel Coastal Walkways conservation group. The boxes were made by Terry Whitehouse, a Moehau Environment Group volunteer.

Last Wednesday the sun came out for the bunch of Year 11 and 12 students, who got to spend a morning outdoors carting in trap boxes, and experiencing conservation firsthand. Our Coordinator, Natalie Collicott, went along to deliver the traps and help lend a hand.

The boxes will extend a network of rat, stoat and possum traps around the Rings Beach wetland, serviced by a dedicated bunch of local volunteers. The trapping is one part of a plan to retore the wetland, with the group also undertaking weed control, tree planting & species monitoring in the project.

If you would like to be involved with this project, contact Bruce Smith on 07 866 4742.