Environmental care code

Auckland Sea Kayaks Environmental care code

Our operations plan incorporates all elements of the Environmental Care Code. This is seen throughout all our policies and procedures.

You must leave the outdoors unblemished for the next visitor by:  

  • Treating fauna and flora with care and respect.  
  • Removing rubbish.  
  • Keeping streams, lakes, and beaches clean by washing well away from the water source, and draining used water into the soil to filter it.  
  • Providing toilet facilities on overnight trips and briefing clients on hygienic toileting and sanitary disposal.  
  • Camping carefully, leaving no trace of your visit.  
  • Keeping to tracks, lessening the chance of damaging fragile plants.  Considering other visitors who also have a right to enjoy the environment.  
  • Respecting our cultural heritage, treating places with spiritual and historical significance with respect, and protecting such areas from damage by the public.
  • Conserve resources by doing our best to minimize water and energy use.
  • Manage waste. Reduce, recycle, and be prepared when away from base.

Keep New Zealand’s lakes, rivers, wetlands and ocean beautiful by abiding by the Environmental care code.

New Zealand’s lakes, rivers, wetlands, and coast are places of enjoyment for most of us. However, growing use of these areas has led to an increase in unsightly and dangerous rubbish, erosion, and the spread of plant and animal pests and disease.

As our use of these places has increased, the life within them has often diminished. These problems severely threaten water quality and with it our health and safety, the survival of plants and animals, and our enjoyment of this heritage.

Help us protect lakes, rivers, wetlands, beaches and the ocean by following these guidelines on your visit.