Bay Conservation Alliance was established as an Incorporated Society in 2016. The membership of BCA is made up of four community conservation organisations who are looking to work together, to enable them to work more efficiently and effectively, and to do more for our environment.
The founder members are:
- Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust (AFRT)
- Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society Inc. (MOWS)
- Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust (OKT)
- Uretara Estuary Managers Inc. (UEM)
The four groups previously operated independently in such areas as membership, funding, volunteers, accounting, marketing and project management.