The Parapara Environment Group, an Incorporated Society, was formed in 2006. The members are residents and landowners in the Parapara basin & adjacent hills from the Parapara causeway of SH60, westward to the bottom of the gorge and the Glen Gyle Gully. Its purpose is to protect and enhance the natural environment of the area.
We do this by trapping and some weed pest control. Some of the old tracks from the mining era have been re-instated to allow easier access.
The area has several trap lines with about 250 traps - DoC 150s and Victor Professionals. In the time we have been operating we have despatched in excess of 300 stoats, 2900 rats, 30 weasels and 1400 mice.