Tangata whenua, residents’ associations and volunteer environmental projects all play an important role in protecting and restoring the Marlborough Sounds and East Coast. The Marlborough District Council is keen to work with these community groups to look after our coastal areas for future generations to benefit from and enjoy.
- Coastal Marlborough holds great spiritual and practical significance to the eight tangata whenua iwi of Te Tau Ihu – the top of the South.
- The Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust is a voluntary group that works with Council, land-owners and DOC to poison pine trees that have spread into areas of regenerating bush.
- The Sounds Advisory Group (SAG) is made up of volunteer community and industry members who meet to discuss issues such as roading and reserves, coastal water quality, moorings and resource management.