From project managing a national museum in The Netherlands to wetland conservation in New Zealand – it’s more similar than you’d think. Annalily joined the trust as secretary in 2016 to help raise funds for the purchase of Matuku Link. She kept fundraising as a volunteer until she wrote herself into a job in 2021, thanks to covid, coordinating the Jobs4Nature team who built the boardwalks. These days she is managing the many projects the volunteers carry out – from pest control and monitoring to planting and guided tours. To keep all the volunteers happy, she’s best known for her ‘inclusive baking’ – gluten free vegan brownies anyone?

Contact Annalily at for anything you’d like to contribute to Matuku Link – as a volunteer, researcher, funder or business – we welcome all.

Photo credits: Stefan Marks