Contact Us

Volunteer Coordinator

Laurence Bechet is the Ark's full time volunteer coordinator covering weekend and midweek sessions.

Laurence has been involved in various aspects of Ark life since she joined as a volunteer in 2008 including telemetry, monitoring and GIS map creation.



email:nature.project@forestandbird.org.nz

Phone:(09) 810 7014

Project Manager

In February 2013, Gillian Wadams began as the Ark Project Manager.Gillian has a background in planning and biosecurity and has recently returned from 3.5 years in the UK where she worked as a project manager on collaborative research in sustainable development topics. After making the most of the travel opportunities available from the UK Gillian decided to return home and has been volunteering with the Fairy Tern Trust in Northland this summer. She has previously volunteered on a variety of other conservation initiatives. She won a Department of Conservation Young Conservator of the Year Award in 1999 for a project encouraging native birds back to an area of forest in Northland.

Gillian has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from Otago University and is an Associate Member of New Zealand Planning Institute and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

email: G.Wadams@forestandbird.org.nz

Phone: (09) 810 7014

Mail: Ark in the Park Project Manager, PO Box 108 055, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.


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