We can’t do what we do without our sponsors. We had huge support from the Native Forest Restoration Trust, the Natural Environment Fund, Forest & Bird Waitakere, Friends of Regional Parks, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society, many, many individual donors and generous people and businesses, when we bought Matuku Link. And it keeps on going: The Trusts gave us $$ to restore the barn, Auckland Council and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for traps and predator control, Million Metres helped us to get plants and in-kind support from Cairns Slane barristers & solicitors, as well as from Myers Ecology, Placemakers Cook Street, Babich Wines, NiceBlocks, Bethells Beanz, Auckland Kayak and Canoe Club, local help from builders, plumbers, electricians, neighbours and fire crew. Through staff programmes we received $1000 from Auckland Airport and a a free refurbished laptop from Deloittes. And don’t underestimate all the time people donate! Just in volunteer hours over the past two years more than 8000 hours have been donated… and we’re still going!
Matuku Link is a true community project, and our community is as diverse and beautiful and strong as our amazing wetland ecosystem.
Annalily & the trustees.