Meola Creek St Lukes Environmental Protection Society – STEPS

St Lukes Environmental Protection Society (STEPS) was incorporated in 2005. Its purpose is to protect and enhance the environment and amenities in the St Lukes area. Read more ...

Stormwater in Mt Albert

November 21st, 2017

See STEPS interview and article on stormwater on Mt Albert Inc  – Mt Albert’s new website for local issues.

http://www.mtalbertinc.co.nz/1181-2/    Please pass this link on to your friends and contact STEPS if you need more information.

Flooding at St Lukes.

STEPS at Norgrove Reserve

November 13th, 2017

Saturday 11th November’s working bee was on a pleasant morning, at Norgrove Ave close to Chamberlain Park.  This is a relatively neglected part of the stream, this area has no walking track or simple access, but is a fairly broad riparian area with lots of potential.

We tackled an area of climbing asparagas which is present in the much of the area.

A big thanks to Volunteers Sean and family, Jeanette, and STEPS Members Sandra, Mac, Liz and Sel.

Plant species for Meola Creek

November 11th, 2017

STEPS has worked with Council Biodiversity, Wildlands and other experts over the years.  We have developed starter plant lists of  ‘naturally occurring’ species for three habitats which occur along Meola Creek:

  • Lava Rock forest
  • Stream side planting
  • Wetland planting

These lists are useful for community plantings and for site re-instatement as improvements take place in the catchment. Thanks to Nick Goldwater and Sel Arbuckle for plant lists.  Below is a photo taken by Roy Clements of a wetland community planting.

Planting the STEPS Wetland May 2009

Rock Forest planting schedule FoM STEPS plant lists- wetland and streamside (riparian)

Auckland Lava Rock Forest plant list (from Friends of Maungawhau – first published in their book: Maungawhau – a Short History of Volunteer Action 2014)

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