Dunedin students as young as four are working together to first clean up then restore Dunedin's historic Town Belt.
The 202 hectare green space was unloved and run down until the launch of the Town Belt Kaitiaki education programme.
It's a partnership between students, teachers and the community. The timing is perfect, with kākā and other birds now starting to fly out of the nearby Orokonui Ecosanctuary and needing a safe place to rest and nest.
Fourteen schools and early childhood centres are involved.