Planting Day June 20th

June 27th, 2010

Despite the challenging conditions (ranging from impenetrable scoria to ankle-deep mud), we managed to get over 800 plants into the ground. We decided on a more diverse species mix to enhance last year’s plantings. Species included wet-loving plants such as Carex lessoniana, giant umbrella sedge, swamp maire, and toetoe to terrestrial shrubland and forest species such as whau, wineberry, kowhai, lemonwood, and taraire. In addition, two species of threatened fern (Todea barbara and Cyclosorus interruptus), one species of threatened sedge (Baumea complanata), and swamp maire and Coprosma propinqua (both uncommon in the Auckland Region) now have new homes in the wetland.

Around 30 volunteers, including people from the Rasheed Memorial Trust, turned up to help on the day – so special thanks to them and the other volunteers.  Thanks also to David Bowden from Auckland City Council for funding and helping to organise this event.


We have found a BIG SPADE  – if anyone lost a spade, please email STEPS via this website.

One Response to “Planting Day June 20th”

  1. Aarifon 28 Jun 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It was a pleasure to meet some of the wonderful people doing this work and reacquainting with those looking after the creek like Elizabeth, Nick, Dave, and to join hands with you all on this.

    I will bring my gum boots next time and hopefully many more volunteers!

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