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Richmond Library: Introduction to Project Janszoon

Thursday 12th September 2019

This month we’re focusing on the environment at Richmond Library. We’ve organised a range of informative talks which are designed to broaden your understanding and awareness of environmental issues.

In this talk, Bruce Vander Lee talks about the work Project Janszoon is doing to restore and preserve Abel Tasman’s rich wildlife for all to enjoy. It is a team effort involving conservationists, iwi, locals, scientists, tourism operators and volunteers. Together they make a difference.

Project Janszoon (named after explorer Abel “Janszoon” Tasman) was launched in 2012 with the generous support of New Zealand couple Neal and Annette Plowman. Project Janszoon has committed millions over 30 years to make transformational change in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Project Janszoon is working with iwi, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the community-led Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust to reverse the trend of ecological decline in the park. They’re getting rid of pests and weeds, bringing back native birds and bush, and inspiring a culture of care for Abel Tasman.

Find out about the important work Project Janszoon is doing.

It’s free and everyone is welcome.



September 12, 2019




Richmond & surrounds


Richmond Library
280 Queen Street, Private Bag 3, Richmond 7050

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Ph. 03 543 8500

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