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 ...

STEPS at Alberton Market Day 14 February 2021

February 7th, 2021

Come along and join with STEPS On Sunday 14 February at Alberton for the summer market day. We will be there again with Friends of Oakley Creek. Our aims are to be part of helping our local community to understand both water and land issues relating to the health of our creeks.

Come along and sit in the shade, learn how you can help. Identify some weeds, see all the stalls and chat. See event details here. Get your copy of the Meola Creek walking map and support Ki Uta Ki Tai, our vision for a mountain to sea pathway.

We appreciate Alberton’s ongoing support for the past 16 years since STEPS was incorporated. The large spring formerly on their land (now on Plant and Food) form the headwaters of WaitÄ«tiko Meola Creek, the largest stream on Auckland isthmus.

Here are STEPS and Friends of Oakley Creek at Market Day 2019

Alberton Market Day 2019

Works in Treeway, Fergusson Ave and MAGS – November 2020

November 6th, 2020

There are some Geotech works being carried out around Central Interceptor future Lyon Ave site. Over the next couple of weeks Watercare will be active on the Roy Clements Treeway, in Fergusson Ave and through MAGS.

In the Lyon Ave site area, the work involves drilling some six test holes. We will have pedestrian management as required around the walkways and fencing around all our exploration sites.

Peter Wilson  |  Stakeholder & Communications Lead, Central Interceptor

Watercare Services Limited

Customer service line: +64 9 442 2222

Website: www.watercare.co.nz

Meola weeders spread their wings

August 27th, 2020

This cheery story tells how Aucklanders have helped expand kokako numbers in Pureora from 7 pairs in 1995 to over 1000 today. Jean and Keith are well known for working at Maungawhau, Meola catchment and across Auckland as “moth plant weeders”. Thanks to the dedicated members of Auckland Tramping Club whose fight against pest plants and animals is an inspiring example to us, and also to all the people who will benefit from seeing and interacting with rare kokako in the future. See more about North Island kokako here.

STEPS has a vision for a mountain to sea pathway along Waitītiko Meola Creek, free of pests and populated by local wildlife. Our volunteers carry out weeding and trapping to make this possible. Members and new volunteers are welcome.

North Island Kokako Picture NZ Geographic

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