The Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust is proud to announce the establishment of the Otari-Wilton’s Bush Fund; a fund for the future of native plant conservation at Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush.
The Fund was launched with Wellington’s Nikau Foundation, at a Trust Volunteers function on February 22.
The Otari-Wilton’s Bush Fund will build a reliable funding stream, in perpetuity, to support the long-term vision of the Trust and the next chapter of Otari-Wilton’s Bush. Every dollar donated to the fund will be responsibly invested, and grants supporting the work of the Trust will be delivered every year, once the initial fundraising goal of $100,000 is reached.
The Trust has already contributed $70,000 to kick start the Fund, says Trust Chair, Dr Carol West. “This comes from generous donations from members, and income generated by volunteers involved with guided tours, plant sales and many other activities.”
Through long-term funding provided by the Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush Fund, the Trust will support Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush across several aspects, from building public awareness and appreciation of its special native plant collections and original forest, to assisting in conservation and restoration, to enhancing the visitor experience, developing educational opportunities and funding scientific research into native flora.
By gifting to the fund, you will help to ensure that Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush will continue to play an innovative, forward-thinking role in the conservation of New Zealand’s native flora, as it has for almost 100 years. Your contribution will help to pass on the joy and value of Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush to future generations.
You can donate to the Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush Fund in several ways.
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Once you have donated, please let the Nikau Foundation team know by emailing with your name, address and noting that you would like to support the Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush Fund.
You can make a donation online on Nikau Foundation’s website by visiting the page below:
Leave a gift in your will
Leaving a gift in your will is a powerful way to ensure that Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush continues to be enjoyed for generations to come. To leave a bequest, please contact Nikau Foundation via .
Posted: 23 February 2024