The Centre was established to provide a base for and support three existing Riverton environmental groups (Riverton Organic Group, Riverton Organic Food Co-op and Estuary Care Society) and promote environmental awareness. Since then the Society has provided a constant and reliable management for the Centre, making it the oldest continuously running Environment Centre in New Zealand. Our programmes also reach to people and organisations outside our home area, including overseas. The initial three environmental groups are still going strong, and an impressive array of other projects and initiatives have been able to develop that otherwise would have been difficult to facilitate. Take a tour of the centre on the video below (or here on YouTube)

View our brochure here

South Coast Environment Society Incorporated is a registered not for profit charity (registration number CC41561).

Our sponsors provide us with great financial support for our administration and overheads.                       

If you like what we do, and want us to do more, please consider donating money, volunteering time, becoming a member, or sponsoring a project.

We have an annual report and a society profile document available.

We are part of Environment Hubs Aotearoa, the national umbrella for local organisations that help Kiwis take practical action in their homes, neighbourhoods, workplaces and wild places.