Environmental and sustainability groups
An active group involved in physical removal of wilding trees in the area around Arrowtown. Weekly working bees over the summer months, with tools and advice supplied. The Arrowtown Choppers work closely with the Arrowtown Wilding Group to ensure targets of the Wilding Strategy are met. All welcome.
Predator Free Arrowtown
This group is concerned primarily with reducing the numbers of pests and predators in the Bush Creek catchment area, which contains some of the best preserved ecological values in the basin. The project aims to expand the existing trap lines. Anyone who is interested should email.
Wakatipu Reforestation Trust
The trust's vision is grow and plant out native plants on public land, including threatened species. This will create wildlife corridors that will, in turn, attract native birds and insects, significantly enhancing the biodiversity. The trust has a nursery in Kelvin Heights and community planting days in the spring and autumn, including at Feehly Hill, Whitechapel, and around Lake Hayes.
Arrowtown Horticultural Society
A small group of garden enthusiasts who run an annual flower show in Arrowtown. Very school/community based. We have a great group of people who need your help to make the magic happen. Funds raised go to a charity and to help maintain business area flower plots.
Heritage Roses Wakatipu Group
The protection and planting of old garden roses in public places for the enjoyment of future generations. This group plants and takes care of the Arrowtown Heritage Rose Trail.
Jean Britton 03 442 3650
Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags by sewing reusable fabric bags made from recycled materials – there is a depot at the Four Square. Volunteers meet monthly for a sewing bee in Arrowtown.