The Northland-based Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (CC23406) was established in 2002, as a charitable umbrella and support organisation for the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) marine education and Whitebait Connection (WBC) freshwater education programmes. These are both leading models in education for sustainability in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The Trust sees education as a vital part of society and central to all environmental restoration. Both programmes involve young people, their parents and the wider community.
The programmes reinforce simple concepts such as the uniqueness of our freshwater and marine biodiversity and provide an active focus on conservation of these environments through education and action.
The goal is to empower and support communities to achieve marine and freshwater conservation through science based experiential programmes, resources, projects and community engagement.
The programmes focus on schools as a focal point for communities to come together and see the future of marine and freshwater through the eyes of their children, thereby motivating meaningful learning and long-term behaviour change in both today’s and tomorrow’s generations.
You can gift directly to Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust so your gift can be used now by the service and you receive a 33% tax credit. Visit our donate page here https://northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz/donate/ to donate by credit card or through your bank account. You will need to choose the Mountains to Sea Fund on the drop down menu of funds.
Or we can invest your gift with Craigs Investment Partners and deliver the interest from these funds back to Mountain to Sea Charitable Trust services every year, forever!
You can also gift through your Will, and it can be as much or as little as you want, for example 5% to 10%. See our Legal Resources page here for more information: https://northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz/resources/legal-resources/
Get in touch with us to discuss either of these options here: https://northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz/contact/
To link through to Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust’s website click here: https://www.mountainstosea.org.nz/