STEPS Protecting Meola Creek's environs since 2005

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 ...

Waitītiko restoration – volunteer call

November 14th, 2019

Ecological restoration work involves a lot of weeding. Hand weeding is how gems such as the Withiell Thomas rock forest fragment and the rock forest on Roy Clements Treeway have been helped back to being beautiful natural areas which are now seeding and growing in a ‘natural state’.

STEPS has had two regular weekly weeding sessions running for the past 2-3 years. One is at Roy Clements Treeway, Mt Albert on Wednesday afternoon. The other is in the rock forest lining the creek towards Point Chev where these cygnets were spotted last week.

Black Swans – Waitītiko Meola 7 Nov 2019

We can always do with more helpers. Little experience is needed as training is provided and the work is not arduous. Each session lasts 1-2 hours. Please contact us via this site if you are interested in coming along once or more regularly.

Owairaka rakau

November 13th, 2019

STEPS was contacted regarding activities on Owairaka relating to tree removal. We have found that The Tree Council has outlined the planned work on the maunga and stated their support for it here. Like many other people we are always sad to see the loss of large trees, but we hope to join in some of the new planting activities in future.

Waitītiko Meola Creek and Chamberlain Park

November 5th, 2019

Kia ora Albert Eden Local Board and Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors.

Thanks to those who have invited STEPS to give our perspective on any upcoming decisions relating to Chamberlain Park’s future. As a group STEPS wants to see future enhancement of Waitītiko Meola Creek, its environs and the underlying aquifer.

We support changes to Chamberlain Park which will enable its recreational use by all Albert Eden residents, walkers, bike-riders and others, while enhancing habitat for indigenous life forms and protecting fresh water. We attach a short statement outlining some opportunities we see to enhance and restore the natural environment during future change processes.

Other supporting documents may be found here and here.

Please contact us if you want more information.

Ngā mihi nui,
Liz
Elizabeth Walker
Chair, STEPS
St Lukes Environmental Protection Society Inc

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