Our District

Environmental restoration

Graham Booth's wetland
Image: Graham Booth's wetland. Courtesy of Andrew Booth/Forest & Bird.

The Council works to protect and restore biodiversity through its own projects on public land, supporting private landowners, and assisting community environmental groups.

We work closely with government agencies including the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), and not-for-profit groups like QE II National Trust, on a wide range of projects across the district.

We were a partner in establishing Nature Space, a joint initiative supported by the Department of Conservation, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, and local government agencies of the lower North Island. Nature Space is a platform for groups engaged in environmental restoration to share, network and upskill.

Community Environmental Restoration

Kāpiti has a diverse range of natural ecosystems: forests, coastal dunelands, wetlands, rivers, forests, foothills and mountains.

Environmental Restoration on Private Land

The majority of ecologically significant sites in Kāpiti are privately owned. The Council offers assistance to landowners to protect and enhance...

Environmental Restoration Funding

Council offers support to landowners and community groups in the form of financial assistance, practical field assistance and advice from specialists...

Environmental Restoration Online Resources

The following online resources are available to help with environmental restoration projects. The Kāpiti District Endemic Floral Species List...