River Valley and the local Pukeokahu community carry all the ongoing costs for the present Conservation effort, this is with the exception of the initial traps which were supplied by DOC. In order to expand our current conservation projects we need your help!
What we are looking for your help with is to expand the area we cover to include the Whakaurekou River, a tributary of the Rangitikei River that flows in several kilometres below River Valley Lodge.
This river is ideal habitat for Whio and presently has no pest control in place. We envisage that to cover the area in question will require a minimum of 30 x A24 Good Nature traps. These traps only require checking once every three months. This is important as the staff checking them will require to be flown in by helicopter.
There are 2 main ways to get involved with our conservation programs these are: Joining us on a Scenic Stoat Trapping White Water Experience or Sponsoring a Trap.
The DR line, which is the Stoat trap line that follows the Rangitikei River downstream from River Valley Lodge, is checked once per month. This is the same section of river on which our Awesome Scenic Adventure operates on over the summer.
There is an opportunity for you to accompany this monthly check. This is a chance to see and be a part of this type of conservation in action.
There is a fee of $189 per person to do so. This is the same amount as the price for an adult on the Awesome Scenic Adventure.
This money will go into our conservation funds for future projects
If you would like to book a space (and they are very limited) please call or email us.
SPONSOR A TRAP
The reality for many people who are interested in Conservation and projects such as ours, is that they do not have the time nor the opportunity to be physically involved. With this in mind, we now offer the opportunity for you to sponsor a trap.
First of all upload the Google Earth file and choose the trap you would like to sponsor in either of the DR, CT or UR lines.
Contact us by email.
We will identify that trap on Google Earth as being sponsored by you, and also identify that trap at its location as being sponsored by you. Your name will also appear on this page as being one of our sponsors.
How Much Does It Cost To Sponsor a Trap for One Year?
The fee for one years sponsorship is $100. We do have gift certificates available as these can make a great, and meaningful, gift.
We will send you an invitation at the end of each year to extend your sponsorship for a further year.