St Lukes Environmental Protection Society 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 Rock Forest Restoration

July 25th, 2021

With the support of Te Ngahere and Watercare, more than a dozen STEPS volunteers carried out enhancement planting of Waitītiko Rock Forest alongside Meola Creek on 20 and 25 July 2021. 800 rock forest plants including matipo. manuka, whau, poroporo, hangehange, karaka, Pseudopanax lessonii, pate, Parsonsia heterophylla and kohekohe were dug into the ground.

Liz, Dan, Mary, Rich, Kath, Sel, Freddie, Trev and Josh stand hear the day’s plantings.
Mark joins the group after the planting.
Christina Robertson looked at a well hidden duck’s nest

Thanks to Julie, Neil, and all the people above who helped out in restoring a lava forest.

Planting Waitītiko Tuesday 20 and Sunday 25 July

July 19th, 2021

STEPS invites you to attend two more plantings for the restoration of Waitītiko Rock Forest alongside Meola Creek.

When: Tuesday 20 July, 2021  10:00 am – 1:30 pm

& Sunday 25 July, 2021  10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Meet:   End of Norgrove Avenue, Mt Albert towards the stream

What to bring on the day Bring your gumboots, a pair of gloves, your refillable water bottle and wear strong shoes appropriate for a rocky forest. More information is attached in the flyer

Waitītiko Meola Creek Plantings – July 2021

July 16th, 2021

Five STEPS Volunteers planted 50 plants, initiating the 2021 Norgrove Lava Rock Forest Planting organised by Watercare on Saturday 17th July. Starting at 9am we managed to dig plants into the ground before the heavier rainfalls occurred.

There may be an opportunity for planting volunteers during this week – most likely Tuesday 20th depending on the weather. Rain day is next Sunday 25th but please check here first.

Damien and John planting near Norgrove Ave.
Shalini from Watercare with plants.
Te Ngahere and volunteers planning.

Thanks to Richard from Te Ngahere, Shalini, and volunteers John, Sel, Damien and Liz. Also a big thank you to Ellen who helped Watercare distribute barbecue food to needy families.

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