Our practices for protecting the environment include:
- All water for accommodation and day huts is gravity-fed from streams or roofs. Only self-contained septic tanks are used and grey water is diverted for irrigation.
- New tracks through bush are hand-built to minimise their environmental impact.
- Renewable resources are always the preferred choice and all recyclable rubbish is taken to local depots.
- Heating is from firewood grown renewably on-farm.
- Carbon sinks are established by shutting up areas for native bush regeneration and the continued planting of forestry. This also provides habitat for native birds.
- To protect our native species, pests such as ferrets, possums and wasps are controlled with traps and poison.
- Water reservoirs, surrounded by planted natives, act as bird sanctuaries as well as providing water for farming.
As part of the community, we are founding members of the Coastal Conway Landcare Group which meets regularly to encourage sustainable landcare practices.