Archive for June, 2023

Planting event Saturday 1 July 2023

June 27th, 2023

STEPS has two rock forest plantings by Meola creek in July.

Update: A group of experienced planters is confirmed for today, 1 July.

For this first planting a reasonable fitness level is needed, along with some planting experience. Agility and balance will be needed to plant on a rocky slope.

We invite experienced planters to restore this native habitat on Meola Creek. However if you have any doubts about your health, safety, agility or other please do not come as the ground walking in and out will be very wet.

Saturday July 1st @ 10:15 am – 1:00pm

Meet at: 46 Linwood Avenue, Mt Albert Chamberlain golf course carpark

The planting area is rocky and next to an active golf course.


  • Wear sturdy shoes
  • bring with you: planting gloves
  • Spade (optional – we will have some)
  • Raincoat, water, hat

We will meet at the carpark and walk to the planting location.

Join us for light refreshments at the golf club afterwards.

Our next planting is on July 29th meeting at the same time and place. We will post it here.

Weeding Groups

June 26th, 2023

We have 2 weeding groups.

First Roy Clements Treeway in Mt Albert – meet at the sign for Kerr Taylor Park at the start of the Southern end of the Treeway on Wednesday evenings – 4pm while it is so dark – but 5 pm in summer. Please contact us via this site and you can join our Whatsapp group.

Next we have a group which meets near Meola Road on Mondays at 10 am. If you are available, please message us. There is a health and safety process to go through as the site is very steep suitable only for the agile.