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Predator Free Mount launching on Saturday

Free traps are being handed out to help save species like the little blue penguin. File image/SunLive.

Projects by Bren and Keep Tauranga Beautiful are joining forces with Western Bay Wildlife Trust and Predator Free BOP on Saturday morning February 1, to launch Predator Free Mount Maunganui.

The public can come along to the Mt Drury Reserve from 9am until 12pm to pick up their own backyard rat trap.

A clean up of Mauao and Moturiki is also planned for the morning so everyone is encouraged to bring along gloves and buckets too.

It’s an opportunity to also learn about the little blue penguins and other wildlife that live in the area.

“You'll be able to learn about the precious taonga species Western Bay Wildlife Trust are working hard to protect in the local area and find out how you can help by having a rat trap in your backyard. There will be a kid-friendly activity available, so bring your whanau along too,” says a Western Bay Wildlife spokesperson.

“We’re super excited about this collaboration and hope you are too.
“Let's Show Mauao and Moturiki some love for an early Valentine's and give our beautiful coastline and surrounds a clean up after the mad summer rush and all the holiday makers have headed home, and make sure it’s safe for our precious taonga species like the little blue penguin.”

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