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 ...

A successful final leg of the Mountain to Sea Walk today…

October 13th, 2018

Thanks to Roy, Venus, Rowan, Lochie, Liz, Sel, Neil and Mac for coming along and taking part.   A great adventure discovering new places and things.

Mountain to Sea Walk – On Today

October 13th, 2018

The planned Mountain to Sea Walk is on today.   Please bring a good wind proof layer as the Meola Reef part of the walk may be a breezy.

Details of todays walk can be found here: http://www.meolacreek.org.nz/2018/10/02/mountain-to-sea-walk-october-2018/

Hope to see you at 10am!

Wetlands of Waitītiko

October 2nd, 2018

STEPS gave a talk on our Meola wetland at the National Wetland Symposium on 26 September.

Waitītiko Meola creek is a small stream perched above a volcanic aquifer – the largest under Auckland Council’s protection.  Historically it connected many wetlands as shown below.

(BACKHOUSE, JOHN PHILEMEMAN 1845-1908 CABBAGE TREE SWAMP Ca.1880 ALEXANDER TURNBALL LIBARY (E-052-Q-015))

Because of their role in filtering pollutants, STEPS advocates many more urban wetlands, especially here in Auckland where stormwater and sewage regularly flood our catchment. You can read our talk and see historic photos of the STEPS wetland as it has evolved over 3-4 decades, under the leadership of Roy Clements and Nick Goldwater here.

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