Trapping Regional Ashhurst-Pohangina


In association with RECAP, and with the support of a substantial grant from the DOC Community Fund, local sponsorship and donations, Trapping regional Ashhurst and Pohangina (TrAP) will commence in February 2020

The project will have two main foci, these being:

- The deployment of traps in various areas of importance including the Fern Walk in Pohangina, Deerford Loop Track in Apiti.

- By mid 2020 having established trap libraries in Ashhurst and Pohangina where residents can borrow, and have full support using backyard traps to reduce the number of pests in suburban and rural areas.

The aim of the overall project is to protect and enhance our unique native taonga in the Pohangina River catchment area by targeting pests such as stoats, weasels, ferrets, hedgehogs, feral cats and rats.

RECAP board member Ian Rasmussen will be overseeing the project and can be contacted on 027 224 8014,

We welcome any questions and offers of volunteer help to get the project off the ground.