STEPS Autumn 2021 Update

April 28th, 2021

Kia ora tātou,

We have some plants on order for Roy Clements Treeway from Council. Thanks Huw and AELB.

Likely planting dates: 29th – 30th May

Upcoming :

  • Possible planting day in Norgrove in July – Watercare decision.

Under Way

  • Weekly weeding sessions back at Kanuka St forest on Tuesday mornings– thanks Sel, Damien and Mary
  • Weekly sessions at MAGS Thursday pm – thanks Sel and Richard
  • STEPS collected 3 Waitītiko DNA samples for nation wide water quality survey – thanks Freddie, Sel and Wendy.
  • June got online payments set up since cheques going away – thanks June
  • January application for CCF admin funding should be announced this month – thanks Trev
  • Good links with Kura Kaupapa new groundspeople re moth plant and weeds… regular weeding under way. Thanks Dianne, Sel, Suzy & Graeme
  • Plant and Food – moth plant / woolly nightshade fruiting again and ready to blow down the catchment.  TBD with volunteers this month. Thanks Sel, Shannon, Alistair and Stephen.
  • Auckland Council Healthy Waters & Watercare have eradicated weeds on their land at Ahurangi – thanks Theresa and Shalini.
  • STEPS Online campaign – TBD thanks Dan
  • 2020-21  AGM – possibly August since so late last year because of Covid…

If you can help with any of these please let us know; or if you have questions. Please contact us via this site.

What other new initiatives would you like to participate in? Please let us know.

Finally this frog was sitting up a tree near the MAGS tributary of Waitītiko a few days ago. Apparently it is an Australian green tree frog… Litoria

Litoria April 2020 MAGS bush planting.

Ngā  mihi nui,


Elizabeth Walker

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