Rhianna Hughes Eddy

Rhianna Hughes Eddy

West Coast Catchments Coordinator

Phone: 027 270 0438
Email: [email protected]

Rhianna has a fascination for the unique ecosystem of New Zealand. With the Landcare Trust she is excited to connect an appreciation for its biodiversity with a drive to contribute to and work with the community.

Her most recent work with the Department of Conservation had her exploring the depths of the West Coast bush monitoring vegetation, listening for birds, and checking on the presence of pest predators. However, she’s equally been involved in community and youth development.

The rain and the terrain make the West Coast a dynamic place to live, and Rhianna has loved getting to know it. You may find her anywhere on the coast tramping, fishing, climbing or just enjoying the great outdoors.

And her favourite quote?

"We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. Or hear. Or sense" — Richard Louv