Help get us Moving! Support our marine education and conservation work with schools and community across Wellington.

By Zoe Studd

NZ $20,135 pledged


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Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 19/12/2018 at 7:00 PM (NZDT)

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Help Get Us Moving! Support Our Marine Education And Conservation Work With Schools And Community Across Wellington.

Project 2018-10-24 11:05:52 +1300

Updates

ONLY $2700 to go and 36 hours! 

We've now also included a guided tour reward for $60 and dropped the price of our group guided snorkel to $600 for 12 people! Get your team out into the blue!  

Thanks for all your support Wellington!

 

Our Impact

 

Our programmes have big impacts on young people and help generate a deep connection to their local environment, helping them step out of their comfort zones, develop some great in-water skills and learn a heap of cool stuff along the way. 

 

We deliver our programmes at low cost to schools and fund-raise each year to reach communities and kids that might otherwise miss out - but the on-going costs of new snorkel equipment, petrol and vehicles are a big part of the expenses we need to cover for us to keep up our work connecting local kids to their waters.

Our Team

 

 

Our Team

The Mountains to Sea Wellington team has been working across Wellington for the past 10 years delivering the national Experiencing Marine Reserves and Healthy Harbours programmes for schools and communities. We also host heaps of free community snorkels in summer and have geared up over 15,000 snorkellers in the past decade. 

 

We want to help people connect to and care for their coastlines and to generate support for marine reserves, rahui and sustainable fisheries to ensure these amazing places and biodiversity are here for the future.

 

Kapiti college student snorkelling at Pukerua Bay

What we need

We work right across Wellington - from Kapiti to Wairarapa and to the south coast of Wellington. Currently our Coordinators personal vehicles in the Porirua and Kapiti region are filled to the brim with wetsuits, boogie boards, masks, snorkels and fins. They're all rusting to pieces and our backs are sore! We need a good long-term solution.

The wonderful folks at Billabong have done an amazing job building our prototype Wellington Trailer which was completed last year, but it's too busy to service the Porirua and Kapiti region too -  and that's where we really need your help.

Our existing Wellington Trailer

The second Trailer constrution is underway - but we're still fund-raising for just under half of the Trailer costs and we need a sturdy second hand 4WD truck to tow it. We've managed to raise $10,000 so far but we're still $15,000 short to complete the project, and are also seeking $5,000 to fund the maintenance, petrol, on-road and insurance costs to cover the thousands of kilometers our marine educators travel to reach schools across the region.

Help us out!

Thanks for considering helping us out. Your money will be put to good use and help provide many inspiring experiences for our regions young people. You'll also become part of MTSW's work and can keep up to date with our events and project stories, connecting with the conservation work young people are a part of in Wellington. We'd also love to have you join us for snorkel experiences and projects.

If we go beyond our target

If we are lucky enough to reach our goal we'll be sorted for our transport and equipment needs. If we manage to raise more this will directly go to helping provide low cost programmes to schools who would otherwise struggle to meet the costs. We'll publish and share those schools journey's along the way. 

You can also keep up to date with this summers delivery, community snorkle events and schools at our facebook page: Mountains To Sea Wellington

Comments

Updates 2

THANK YOU! We Made it!

20/12/2018 at 8:31 AM

Dear Pledgers, 

WE can't tell you enough how amazing you all are! We look forward to getting the details from Pledge Me so we can zoom your rewards out to you and see you soon for our community snorkels and splash mobs over summer.

Your contribution has made a massive difference to our programmes and keeping us moving. 

 

Nga mihi nui and Meri Kirihimete!

from the Mountains to Sea Wellington team.

 

$5000 to go! 6 days! Can we do it!

13/12/2018 at 10:36 AM

Thank you PLEDGERS!

You are AMAZING! We've raised $15,200 raised so far.  Thank you for your incredible support.

We've been having such a busy snorkel season the time has flown by, but with only 6 days to go there is definitely a bit of nail biting happening... If we can raise $800 a day for the next 6 days we'll be there!

This equipment will make a MASSSIVE difference for us - we don't have an office, we have our trailers and trucks and we go where the action is (out to our beautiful rivers and coasts). 

If you've a moment and you believe in our work, please share our campaign with friends and family - there are some great Christmas adventures to be had with us - wetsuit hire at the marine reserve, priority places and hot showers at the community snorkel days, guided tours and birthday parties. 

We've also got a super cool opportunity for corporate and birthday groups to spend an afternoon with us team building, beach cleaning, snorkelling, BBQing, story telling and soaking up the goodness of our coastline. It's just $800 for 14 people for an afternoon together.  A great way to bond your team or get out for an awesome birthday/group adventure.

We hope to see you at our Community Snorkel this weekend at Taputeranga Marine Reserve- Wellington on the 15th of December if you can make it. Conditions are looking great! Please check out the details at https://www.facebook.com/events/730708340598845/

A quick reminder to those NUDIBRANCH Pledgers - if you and your buddy want to make a priority booking for the Community Snorkel on the 15th Dec - please contact me on [email protected] with your preferred time and we'll set you up a guide and your other goodies! (this prize can also be redeemed at any of our other Community Snorkels in the new year too). 

    Pledgers 94

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-05 15:13:43 +1300

    "Good luck team - sure hope you can make it to the top. And then zoom zoom zoom - more marine and fw ed merriment. Ash McC "

    Sarah Haerewa
    2018-12-04 08:28:21 +1300

    "Hope it's a successful campaign!"

    Charles Dawson
    2018-12-04 08:19:56 +1300

    "Ngā mihi nunui Mountains to Sea! You're work is awesome and the HECUA study roopu is thrilled to support your mahi!"

    Jacky Laverty
    2018-12-01 05:47:51 +1300

    "Awesome work! Snorkel on!"

    Minty Hunter
    2018-11-29 11:54:34 +1300

    "Love the experiences you're offering our tamariki! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-28 10:32:04 +1300

    "Big big thanks to the awesome folks at the Wellington Community Trust whose recent grant will contribute towards Trailer costs! "

    Tim Fulton
    2018-11-27 16:46:03 +1300

    "Great stuff guys! Keep it up. Cheers Tim"

    cushla jamieson
    2018-11-26 10:59:43 +1300

    "good on you!!!"

    Terry Shubkin
    2018-11-24 21:56:52 +1300

    "Great cause. Good luck with the fundraising."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-24 14:17:05 +1300

    "Wish you all the best and hope you reach the target. From Nana in Nelson"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-22 20:16:01 +1300
    Cristin Jamieson
    2018-11-22 20:02:50 +1300

    "Such a wonderful thing to be doing team. Love your work. "

    Nicole Miller
    2018-11-21 22:12:52 +1300

    "Looking forward seeing the second car and trailer on the road! Good luck!!!"

    Kate Neighbours
    2018-11-21 21:06:54 +1300

    "Wishing you all the success in this awesome fundraising campaign :)"

    Lynda Kamstra
    2018-11-20 20:00:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-20 11:02:29 +1300
    Nicola GIBSON-GROOT
    2018-11-19 19:34:21 +1300
    Eleanor
    2018-11-18 10:46:42 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-17 13:36:22 +1300

    "All the best with all the good work your team does. Happy to support. "

    micheline
    2018-11-17 10:05:13 +1300

    "Thanks for the wonderful work you do! I'm looking forward to a joy ride in your new truck 😉"

    Kimberly Ota
    2018-11-16 20:53:38 +1300
    Maureen Hickey
    2018-11-16 11:35:24 +1300

    "Happy to have an opportunity to contribute to your fantastic work! "

    Kimberley Collins
    2018-11-16 11:33:27 +1300
    Stormwater360 New Zealand Limited
    2018-11-16 10:04:42 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-16 07:44:35 +1300
    Annabel McGregor
    2018-11-15 20:53:21 +1300

    "Well done to the hardworking leaders who give these kids such great opportunities and appreciation of our environment"

    Emily
    2018-11-15 20:43:03 +1300

    "You guys are amazing, our wet places need you!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-15 19:55:03 +1300

    "Keep up the awesome work. Hope you surpass the target."

    Ben Joshua Knight
    2018-11-15 19:35:12 +1300

    "I love what you guys do!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-15 18:23:56 +1300

    "Yay! Love what you do, Mountains To Sea Wellington team! "

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    Project 2018-10-24 11:05:52 +1300

    Updates

    ONLY $2700 to go and 36 hours! 

    We've now also included a guided tour reward for $60 and dropped the price of our group guided snorkel to $600 for 12 people! Get your team out into the blue!  

    Thanks for all your support Wellington!

     

    Our Impact

     

    Our programmes have big impacts on young people and help generate a deep connection to their local environment, helping them step out of their comfort zones, develop some great in-water skills and learn a heap of cool stuff along the way. 

     

    We deliver our programmes at low cost to schools and fund-raise each year to reach communities and kids that might otherwise miss out - but the on-going costs of new snorkel equipment, petrol and vehicles are a big part of the expenses we need to cover for us to keep up our work connecting local kids to their waters.

    Our Team

     

     

    Our Team

    The Mountains to Sea Wellington team has been working across Wellington for the past 10 years delivering the national Experiencing Marine Reserves and Healthy Harbours programmes for schools and communities. We also host heaps of free community snorkels in summer and have geared up over 15,000 snorkellers in the past decade. 

     

    We want to help people connect to and care for their coastlines and to generate support for marine reserves, rahui and sustainable fisheries to ensure these amazing places and biodiversity are here for the future.

     

    Kapiti college student snorkelling at Pukerua Bay

    What we need

    We work right across Wellington - from Kapiti to Wairarapa and to the south coast of Wellington. Currently our Coordinators personal vehicles in the Porirua and Kapiti region are filled to the brim with wetsuits, boogie boards, masks, snorkels and fins. They're all rusting to pieces and our backs are sore! We need a good long-term solution.

    The wonderful folks at Billabong have done an amazing job building our prototype Wellington Trailer which was completed last year, but it's too busy to service the Porirua and Kapiti region too -  and that's where we really need your help.

    Our existing Wellington Trailer

    The second Trailer constrution is underway - but we're still fund-raising for just under half of the Trailer costs and we need a sturdy second hand 4WD truck to tow it. We've managed to raise $10,000 so far but we're still $15,000 short to complete the project, and are also seeking $5,000 to fund the maintenance, petrol, on-road and insurance costs to cover the thousands of kilometers our marine educators travel to reach schools across the region.

    Help us out!

    Thanks for considering helping us out. Your money will be put to good use and help provide many inspiring experiences for our regions young people. You'll also become part of MTSW's work and can keep up to date with our events and project stories, connecting with the conservation work young people are a part of in Wellington. We'd also love to have you join us for snorkel experiences and projects.

    If we go beyond our target

    If we are lucky enough to reach our goal we'll be sorted for our transport and equipment needs. If we manage to raise more this will directly go to helping provide low cost programmes to schools who would otherwise struggle to meet the costs. We'll publish and share those schools journey's along the way. 

    You can also keep up to date with this summers delivery, community snorkle events and schools at our facebook page: Mountains To Sea Wellington

    Comments

    THANK YOU! We Made it!

    20/12/2018 at 8:31 AM

    Dear Pledgers, 

    WE can't tell you enough how amazing you all are! We look forward to getting the details from Pledge Me so we can zoom your rewards out to you and see you soon for our community snorkels and splash mobs over summer.

    Your contribution has made a massive difference to our programmes and keeping us moving. 

     

    Nga mihi nui and Meri Kirihimete!

    from the Mountains to Sea Wellington team.

     

    $5000 to go! 6 days! Can we do it!

    13/12/2018 at 10:36 AM

    Thank you PLEDGERS!

    You are AMAZING! We've raised $15,200 raised so far.  Thank you for your incredible support.

    We've been having such a busy snorkel season the time has flown by, but with only 6 days to go there is definitely a bit of nail biting happening... If we can raise $800 a day for the next 6 days we'll be there!

    This equipment will make a MASSSIVE difference for us - we don't have an office, we have our trailers and trucks and we go where the action is (out to our beautiful rivers and coasts). 

    If you've a moment and you believe in our work, please share our campaign with friends and family - there are some great Christmas adventures to be had with us - wetsuit hire at the marine reserve, priority places and hot showers at the community snorkel days, guided tours and birthday parties. 

    We've also got a super cool opportunity for corporate and birthday groups to spend an afternoon with us team building, beach cleaning, snorkelling, BBQing, story telling and soaking up the goodness of our coastline. It's just $800 for 14 people for an afternoon together.  A great way to bond your team or get out for an awesome birthday/group adventure.

    We hope to see you at our Community Snorkel this weekend at Taputeranga Marine Reserve- Wellington on the 15th of December if you can make it. Conditions are looking great! Please check out the details at https://www.facebook.com/events/730708340598845/

    A quick reminder to those NUDIBRANCH Pledgers - if you and your buddy want to make a priority booking for the Community Snorkel on the 15th Dec - please contact me on [email protected] with your preferred time and we'll set you up a guide and your other goodies! (this prize can also be redeemed at any of our other Community Snorkels in the new year too). 

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-05 15:13:43 +1300

      "Good luck team - sure hope you can make it to the top. And then zoom zoom zoom - more marine and fw ed merriment. Ash McC "

      Sarah Haerewa
      2018-12-04 08:28:21 +1300

      "Hope it's a successful campaign!"

      Charles Dawson
      2018-12-04 08:19:56 +1300

      "Ngā mihi nunui Mountains to Sea! You're work is awesome and the HECUA study roopu is thrilled to support your mahi!"

      Jacky Laverty
      2018-12-01 05:47:51 +1300

      "Awesome work! Snorkel on!"

      Minty Hunter
      2018-11-29 11:54:34 +1300

      "Love the experiences you're offering our tamariki! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-28 10:32:04 +1300

      "Big big thanks to the awesome folks at the Wellington Community Trust whose recent grant will contribute towards Trailer costs! "

      Tim Fulton
      2018-11-27 16:46:03 +1300

      "Great stuff guys! Keep it up. Cheers Tim"

      cushla jamieson
      2018-11-26 10:59:43 +1300

      "good on you!!!"

      Terry Shubkin
      2018-11-24 21:56:52 +1300

      "Great cause. Good luck with the fundraising."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-24 14:17:05 +1300

      "Wish you all the best and hope you reach the target. From Nana in Nelson"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-22 20:16:01 +1300
      Cristin Jamieson
      2018-11-22 20:02:50 +1300

      "Such a wonderful thing to be doing team. Love your work. "

      Nicole Miller
      2018-11-21 22:12:52 +1300

      "Looking forward seeing the second car and trailer on the road! Good luck!!!"

      Kate Neighbours
      2018-11-21 21:06:54 +1300

      "Wishing you all the success in this awesome fundraising campaign :)"

      Lynda Kamstra
      2018-11-20 20:00:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-20 11:02:29 +1300
      Nicola GIBSON-GROOT
      2018-11-19 19:34:21 +1300
      Eleanor
      2018-11-18 10:46:42 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-17 13:36:22 +1300

      "All the best with all the good work your team does. Happy to support. "

      micheline
      2018-11-17 10:05:13 +1300

      "Thanks for the wonderful work you do! I'm looking forward to a joy ride in your new truck 😉"

      Kimberly Ota
      2018-11-16 20:53:38 +1300
      Maureen Hickey
      2018-11-16 11:35:24 +1300

      "Happy to have an opportunity to contribute to your fantastic work! "

      Kimberley Collins
      2018-11-16 11:33:27 +1300
      Stormwater360 New Zealand Limited
      2018-11-16 10:04:42 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-16 07:44:35 +1300
      Annabel McGregor
      2018-11-15 20:53:21 +1300

      "Well done to the hardworking leaders who give these kids such great opportunities and appreciation of our environment"

      Emily
      2018-11-15 20:43:03 +1300

      "You guys are amazing, our wet places need you!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-15 19:55:03 +1300

      "Keep up the awesome work. Hope you surpass the target."

      Ben Joshua Knight
      2018-11-15 19:35:12 +1300

      "I love what you guys do!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-15 18:23:56 +1300

      "Yay! Love what you do, Mountains To Sea Wellington team! "

      Followers of Help get us Moving! Support our marine education and conservation work with schools and community across Wellington.

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/12/2018 at 7:00 PM.