Friends of Beuke’s Bush are a group of locals who are working to create a unique public walkway in the Neudorf Valley, as well as protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of the area.
At the heart of the walk is an 11 hectare remnant of mature primary native forest protected by a QEII covenant. The covenant contains over a hundred species of native plants, from giant rimu, tōtara, mataī and miro to ferns and orchids.
The bush supports abundant birdlife while the stream has populations of eel/tuna and freshwater crayfish/kōura. With the support of the Moutere Catchment Group we have already planted over 20,000 native plants along the stream either side of the covenant, and have active pest and weed control programmes. We are looking for funding and for volunteers so that we can continue this work and create a very special place for the community.
Please get in touch if you would like to get involved!