How your entry fee supports the Port Hills
The Summit Road Society is a grassroots conservation organisation with a 73 year-history of protecting the Port Hills. We own and manage four reserves on the Port Hills: Ohinetahi Reserve above Governors Bay, Linda Woods Reserve above Heathcote, and Omahu Bush and the adjacent Gibraltar Rock above Tai Tapu. We also lead the community and backyard trapping programme, Predator Free Port Hills.
Society volunteers maintain tracks on the Society’s reserves, as well as assisting with track maintenance on CCC reserves throughout the eastern Port Hills. Our volunteers also protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity on the hills through weed control, predator control and planting.
For more information on the Summit Road Society, please visit www.summitroadsociety.org.nz
Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust has a vision to develop environmental guardians of the future through improved public walking and biking access, enhancing biodiversity, promoting knowledge and working in partnership with others who share our commitment to Banks Peninsula.
Our website is here: https://roddonaldtrust.co.nz/
Mt Vernon Park is a sizable chunk (240ha) of the Port Hills vista when viewed from Christchurch City. Owned by a trust and managed by volunteers for public enjoyment, the park is grazed to preserve the tussock landscape that lends a distinct character to the northern slopes of Banks Peninsula. An extensive reforestation programme will one day fill the valleys with bush and birds, while the hill slopes will remain in silver tussock.
Your donation will help us to maintain the park in perpetuity for the citizens of Christchurch, and to maintain and add to the facilities that allow visitors to enjoy our open space.
Our website is here: https://www.mtvernonpark.org.nz/about