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STEPS Lava Forest Planting Saturday 11 July 2020 10.30

June 29th, 2020

Put the date in your calendar and join STEPS @ 30 Alberton Ave end of Roy Clements Treeway (near MAGS)

Please bring a sunhat and sunblock, a raincoat, water bottle and gardening gloves.  Bring a spade if you have one – we have some spares.

Puriri and titoki are key large trees in rare Auckland lava rock forests.

In 2018 and 2019, we planted the ephemeral wetland at the Treeway’s southern end. In 2020 we will enhance our rare Auckland lava rock forest*.

Come along, with family and friends, for a couple of hours of planting and help improve the biodiversity of the area.

Saturday 11th July 2020 at 10.30am ( Rain date: Sunday 19 July) @ 30 Alberton Ave end of Roy Clements Treeway (near MAGS)

If the weather looks poor, check after 8am.  Any questions, email:  Learn more about STEPS or join us @ Like or follow us @

* see Auckland’s lava forest story & pictures in NZ Geographic at 

STEPS has collaborated with Edendale school, SPICE and Auckland Council for this planting. Thanks to:

Waitītiko restoration – volunteer call

November 14th, 2019

Ecological restoration work involves a lot of weeding. Hand weeding is how gems such as the Withiell Thomas rock forest fragment and the rock forest on Roy Clements Treeway have been helped back to being beautiful natural areas which are now seeding and growing in a ‘natural state’.

STEPS has had two regular weekly weeding sessions running for the past 2-3 years. One is at Roy Clements Treeway, Mt Albert on Wednesday afternoon. The other is in the rock forest lining the creek towards Point Chev where these cygnets were spotted last week.

Black Swans – Waitītiko Meola 7 Nov 2019

We can always do with more helpers. Little experience is needed as training is provided and the work is not arduous. Each session lasts 1-2 hours. Please contact us via this site if you are interested in coming along once or more regularly.

Waitītiko Meola Creek and Chamberlain Park

November 5th, 2019

Kia ora Albert Eden Local Board and Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors.

Thanks to those who have invited STEPS to give our perspective on any upcoming decisions relating to Chamberlain Park’s future. As a group STEPS wants to see future enhancement of Waitītiko Meola Creek, its environs and the underlying aquifer.

We support changes to Chamberlain Park which will enable its recreational use by all Albert Eden residents, walkers, bike-riders and others, while enhancing habitat for indigenous life forms and protecting fresh water. We attach a short statement outlining some opportunities we see to enhance and restore the natural environment during future change processes.

Other supporting documents may be found here and here.

Please contact us if you want more information.

Ngā mihi nui,
Elizabeth Walker
Chair, STEPS
St Lukes Environmental Protection Society Inc

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