The Otama Reserves Group (ORG) is an environmental community group that has a working agreement with the DOC covering the five reserves in the Otama catchment area (two wetland reserves, the dune system, the main domain, and the road side reserves).
Our mission is to protect, preserve, respect and restore these reserves, and to do this we carry out pest and weed control on the reserves. We rely on community involvement, community funding applications and donations to carry out these activities. There are approximately 100 predator traps in place in and around the reserves.
The reserves have a wide range of high value environmental biodiversity, and areas of historical significance. Our focus is on water quality and the connectivity of these reserves.