Mana Island Release 2000 – 2001
The Friends of Mana Island Inc (FOMI) was established in 1999 as a non-profit organisation to support and assist the Department of Conservation (DOC) in restoring the natural and historical values of Mana Island. It is administered by an enthusiastic and dynamic Committee; several members of which have successfully managed a wide range of community projects, some in collaboration with business, local schools, other community groups, and sponsors. We would be happy to talk about some of these projects with you.
Since its inception, FOMI has organised and substantially funded the volunteer effort in planting 60,000 trees, and provided support for several other projects and activities, including the transfer of fairy prions to the island. It currently has approximately 260 members; including a significant number of families and groups.