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Meola Planting – STEPS 2018

April 16th, 2018

Join members of the St Lukes Environmental Protection Society (STEPS) for the community planting at Roy Clements Treeway, Meola Creek. This year we will extend the wetland planting at the southern end.  Come along with your family and friends for a couple of hours of planting and help improve the native biodiversity of the area.

When: Saturday 19 May 2018 at 10.30 am

Where to meet: Kerr Taylor Reserve end of Treeway, 35 Fergusson Ave, Mt Albert

What to bring: Sunhat, sunblock, raincoat, water bottle, gardening gloves and a spade, if you have them.

For further information contact us via our website. If it rains, we will post an update on the STEPS website.

Our rain day will be Sunday 20th May. Thanks to Albert-Eden Local Board for their ongoing support.

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)

Meola Community Planting thank you

May 22nd, 2017

On a glorious sunny Sunday, Pat, Roy, Dennis, Nick, Sel, Freddie, Trevor, Lauren,Wendy, Mac, Boyan, Stephen, Jamie, Liz and others met to plant 300 plants in 4 diverse Meola sites:   

wetland, flood plain, rock forest and totara forest…a fantastic morning with a great sense of community. The water level in the wetland is the highest we can recall so we needed to plant in the shallower areas. Freddie singlehandedly planted a future manuka forest; Dennis & Trevor had worked with Sel to prepare some holes at the back of the rock forest in some of the more rocky areas.  Thank you to Sarah and AELB for the plants; also Geoff Davidson of Oratia and Rachel of Plantman. Thanks to Mac for the photo. Special thanks to all volunteers for their time and contribution.

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