STEPS gave a talk on our Meola wetland at the National Wetland Symposium on 26 September.
Waitītiko Meola creek is a small stream perched above a volcanic aquifer – the largest under Auckland Council’s protection. Historically it connected many wetlands as shown below.
Because of their role in filtering pollutants, STEPS advocates many more urban wetlands, especially here in Auckland where stormwater and sewage regularly flood our catchment. You can read our talk and see historic photos of the STEPS wetland as it has evolved over 3-4 decades, under the leadership of Roy Clements and Nick Goldwater here.