Introduction

For the third summer in a row, boaties and campers visiting the Bay of Islands will receive free Project Island Song boatie bags that contain information about the project, a free rubbish bag, floating key ring, tide timetables and, as long as supplies last, a free rat trap.

For the third summer in a row, boaties and campers visiting the Bay of Islands will receive free Project Island Song boatie bags.

Bay of Islands Department of Conservation (DOC) Biosecurity Ranger, Helen Ough Dealy says, “These giveaway bags were really popular last year, providing information about Project Island Song and ways in which boaties and campers can help keep these islands pest-free.”

Guardians of the Bay of Islands and DOC volunteers will be on mainland wharves and boat ramps right around the Bay of Islands from Opito Bay (Kerikeri) to Kaimarama Bay (Rawhiti) as well as on the water giving the bags out from late December to late January.

The bags contain up-to-date information about Project Island Song, a free rubbish bag and rubbish disposal information, floating key ring, tide timetables and, as long as supplies last, a free rat trap.

Helen says, “I would love to hear from anyone interested in helping Project Island Song by handing out boatie bags, just give me a call on +64 9 403 9006 or email hodealy@doc.govt.nz. “

Other ways you can help restore the islands of Ipipiri are by

  1. Stop (before leaving home)
  2. Check (for stowaways)
  3. Go (and have fun!)

You can also check island beaches for any rat footprints and report them to 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).

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