Archive for April, 2009

Wetland Planting Day, Saturday May 9, 1pm

April 28th, 2009

STEPS applied for and received funding from the Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF) to restore a wetland adjacent to the Roy Clements Boardwalk, which runs alongside Meola Creek.

We need volunteers to help put around 2000 native plants in the ground, and will be holding our first planting day on

Saturday May 9, at 1pm.

We are coordinating this planting day with other plans for planting and maintenance along the boardwalk, so please let David Bowden, the Parks Volunteer Coordinator, know that you would like to attend by emailing him on

Please bring gloves, sturdy footwear and a spade [if you have one, not essential]. Refreshments will be provided.

Scrutiny: Interview with Liz Walker of STEPS

April 20th, 2009

Liz Walker of the St Lukes Environmental Protection Society is interviewed by Edward Rooney on Scrutiny about Meola Creek.

Part One

Part Two

Meola Creek Restoration Projects

April 9th, 2009

After the Meola creek press release from the Auckland City Council in May 2008, STEPS worked together with Auckland City to develop a number of project briefs to address different aspects of Meola Creek problems.  Now we are looking for Partners and Sponsors to work with to complete these projects.  Attached is a summary of all the projects. If you are interested in working with us – please contact us via this web site.

Meola Creek Projects (PDF)

One successful example of collaboration between STEPS and other organisations is shown here – “before” and “after”. The Roy Clements Treeway on Mt Albert Grammar school grounds has been planted by the community – and a boardwalk constructed by Metrowater during 2008. The new boardwalk is very popular – and a great community asset. Our thanks to MAGS and Metrowater for taking this step.
One immediate project which would improve the amenity of the upper creek and enhance ecological values – would be to “daylight” the creek – for examples where it has been done elsewhere see




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