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AFP Volunteer Saturday

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm NZDT

Group of people, some in high vis

Autumn Feracol Operation – Phase 1  This is the start of our coordinated cholecalciferol toxin operation which takes place over 3 Saturdays, spread out over the next 6 weeks. It’s a big job and your help is greatly appreciated. Today you’ll head out into the forest to place a tasty, non-toxic lure (Ferafeed) in a line of bait stations.

Cholecalciferol is an effective tool, targeting both rodents and possums, and is low residue in the environment. You can read more about it here. The timing of this baiting operation is designed to suppress the late-summer proliferation of rats and interrupt the autumn breeding cycle.

You’ll be provided with a map and instructions. New volunteers will be paired with an experienced person. Clothing and footwear should be suitable for walking off track, plus bring a backpack with any meds that you require and a full bottle of water. Wear gloves if you prefer. There will be a refreshing cuppa and delish baking to replenish your energy levels when you’re done!

Note, Ferafeed does contain peanuts, so anyone with an allergy should give this day a miss.

We also need good weather so keep your fingers crossed – check back here and on our Facebook page for updates.


March 9
8:30 am - 1:00 pm NZDT
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Aongatete Forest Project
16 Pikirangi Road (top end of Wright Rd)
Aongatete, Western BOP New Zealand
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