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Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Assumes Management of Brook Valley Campground

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust (BWST) has entered into an agreement with Nelson City Council to manage the Brook Valley Holiday Park. Starting June 1, BWST will oversee the campground for a five-year period, during which it will receive an annual management fee of NZ$400,000 for the first two years to aid the transition.

Ru Collin, chief executive of Brook Sanctuary, highlighted that taking over the campground aligns with the Sanctuary’s goals of preserving natural habitats and enhancing the visitor experience. 

Managing the Brook Valley Holiday Park is a great opportunity, and we consider it a pivotal step towards creating a model for sustainable recreation and conservation in the Nelson area. We are committed to ensuring the site remains a treasure for the community while contributing to the broader ecological health of the region, and we hope to see the campground features complement the activities of the Sanctuary,” Collin added, as quoted in a report by Our Nelson.

Nelson Mayor Nick Smith said the new management structure will benefit the sanctuary, council, and the city. He emphasized that the Trust’s campground management will relieve the city council of a non-core activity that currently costs ratepayers over NZ$$500,000 annually. Smith anticipates substantial savings and enhanced public access to conservation education and wildlife experiences.

Chris Hawkes, chair of the Sanctuary Trust, spoke about future plans to integrate the campground more closely with the Sanctuary’s broader conservation missions. This plan includes developing educational programs and recreational activities that align with the sanctuary’s goals. 

“The campground offers a great conduit to working closer to the Sanctuary’s key stakeholders like the Nelson City Council. It will also generate another activity for the Sanctuary to engage with more of the community,” Hawkes added,

Andrew White, the council’s group manager of community services, addressed the accommodations for long-term campground occupants. “Long-term occupants will be able to stay in the campground, and the Trust will be working closely with campground users and long-term occupants when it takes over the lease,” Andrew said.

Private campground owners and operators can glean several insights from the business strategies employed by the BWST.

The Trust’s approach, which aligns campground management with broader conservation goals, provides a valuable model for integrating business operations with environmental stewardship. By focusing on sustainable practices and enhancing the visitor experience, the Trust demonstrates how campgrounds can serve as platforms for both recreation and education. This dual focus not only attracts visitors who are interested in eco-tourism but also establishes the campground as a community asset that contributes to regional ecological health.

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Elizabeth King
Elizabeth King
April 30, 2024 8:36 pm

Are you ready to embark on a journey at Brook Waimārama Sanctuary’s Brook Valley Campground? Dive into nature, conservation, and unforgettable experiences. Let’s join hands to protect and connect with our environment!

VivienneSurf
VivienneSurf
April 30, 2024 8:51 pm
Reply to  Elizabeth King

You’re in for a wild ride at Brook Waimārama Sanctuary’s Brook Valley Campground! Get set for a nature-packed adventure! Can’t wait for you to experience it!

Headline237
Headline237
April 30, 2024 10:26 pm

Guess what? The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust is stepping up to manage the Brook Valley Holiday Park. They’re all about educating visitors on the unique flora and fauna here, showing us how to connect with nature and care for our surroundings.

HeadlineMan-078
HeadlineMan-078
May 1, 2024 1:58 am

Absolutely thrilling news! I’m so excited about Brook Waimārama Sanctuary taking over the campground. Their plans for educational programs and guided tours will make visiting an amazing experience. 😊🌿

Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell
May 1, 2024 11:07 am

I’m so stoked about the exciting plans for the campground! It’s gonna be awesome with all the educational programs and guided tours in store. Can’t wait to explore it all! What are you most looking forward to experiencing there?

jazzJenna
jazzJenna
May 1, 2024 3:24 am

I’m truly inspired by Brook Waimārama Sanctuary’s move with the campground. It’s a fantastic step for the environment and visitor experiences, bringing nature and conservation closer in a fun and enriching way.

OlivePrairie
OlivePrairie
May 1, 2024 3:46 am

Have you heard about Brook Waimārama Sanctuary taking over the Brook Valley Campground? It’s exciting! They’re all about preserving nature and making visitor experiences even better. I think it’s awesome they’re focusing on sustainability and conservation. Can’t wait to see the eco-friendly changes and educational programs they’ll bring!

KaiLagoon
KaiLagoon
May 1, 2024 7:41 am

I stumbled upon some interesting news! The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is stepping up to manage the Brook Valley Campground. 🌿 Their goal is to protect nature and enhance visitor experiences. How cool is it that they’re planning eco-friendly actions and community involvement? Such a fantastic initiative! 😊

Xena Night
Xena Night
May 1, 2024 8:46 am

Isn’t it cool that the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust is taking over the Brook Valley Holiday Park? They’re all about boosting the campground with eco-friendly ideas and educational fun. I think it’s awesome how they’re teaming up with the community for nature love!

redbird872
redbird872
May 1, 2024 12:14 pm

Have you heard about the changes at Brook Valley Campground? The Sanctuary Trust is taking over, and it’s got long-time visitors feeling a bit uneasy. With new activities and programs on the way, things might not be the same at the campground we’ve all known and loved for years.

William Allen
William Allen
May 1, 2024 11:11 pm
Reply to  redbird872

There are some fantastic changes happening at Brook Valley Campground! I’m thrilled to share that it’s all under the management of Brook Waimārama Sanctuary now. Imagine exploring new activities and programs at the campground. it’s going to be an exciting adventure for all of us!

Black123-054
Black123-054
May 1, 2024 1:39 pm

I’m stoked about Brook Waimārama Sanctuary joining forces with Brook Valley Campground. This partnership will amp up the nature experience, blending conservation with fun activities for all of us to enjoy!

RogueHero879
RogueHero879
May 2, 2024 7:42 am
Reply to  Black123-054

Isn’t it wild how nature and fun are teaming up like the ultimate duo now? Ready for some serious outdoor adventures?

UlyssesTrail
UlyssesTrail
May 2, 2024 1:06 am

Isn’t it cool how Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is stepping up to manage the campground and focus on sustainability? I reckon it’s awesome that they’re teaming up with schools and community groups to spread the word on conservation. What are your thoughts on this exciting initiative?

matt_matters
matt_matters
May 2, 2024 5:03 am

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust is adding cool eco-friendly stuff at the campground. They’re teaming up with schools and community groups for super interactive programs. It’s all about learning and having a blast while camping at Brook Valley Holiday Park!

Casey Sprint
Casey Sprint
May 2, 2024 6:51 am

Can you believe the awesome news about Brook Waimārama Sanctuary taking over at Brook Valley Campground? 🌿 It’s like stepping into a world where nature and fun come together for an unforgettable experience. Let’s go explore and support their fantastic efforts! 🌳

Quinn Ocean
Quinn Ocean
May 2, 2024 7:18 am

Guess what? The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is jazzing up the campground with cool guided tours, educational programs, and eco-friendly stuff to make it an awesome place for visitors and nature lovers!

Flexilex216
Flexilex216
May 2, 2024 11:21 am

Did you know the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary has taken over the Brook Valley Campground? They’re planning cool guided tours and nature workshops to bring us all closer to the environment!

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