FEBRUARY 2017, ROUND UP

Feb 2017 round up

MEETING OPEN TO ALL.

Monday 27th February, 7.30 pm at McNicol Homestead.
Come and hear PETER CHAMBERLIN talk about the Wairoa River, its importance in the past and present to everyone in the district as well as Ponui and other islands.

WAIROA RIVER STEERING GROUP

Over the past few months this group has been working hard on an Action Plan for the River and the whole catchment. Several WRL members are active members of the Group and we will be reporting on progress to date, who to contact and other details. We would like to hear your views and pass these on to the Group.
In case you missed it in the February Roundup, the following article by the co-ordinator, Katie Jones, is repeated here.

Are you interested in receiving help to restore your section of the Wairoa River?

A Wairoa River Steering Group has been set up to develop a Wairoa River Action Plan to protect and restore the River and streams within the Wairoa River Catchment, including small “feeder” streams and wetland areas.

The Steering Group comprises of representatives from across the river catchment area, the Wairoa River Landcare Group, Franklin Local Board and Auckland Council

The Steering Group will be sending letters out to landowners who have streams flowing through their property adjacent to pasture (excluding forestry and native bush) within the Wairoa catchment area to understand what environmental restoration projects have been undertaken, or that landowners would like to do in the future, or simply if you would like some help to work out what you could do.

A Free Riparian Workshop is also being organised for March to further support landowners interested in undertaking riparian (stream-side) restoration work on their property.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Wairoa River Steering Group, or to register your interest for the Free Riparian Workshop please email Katie Jones, Wairoa River Project Coordinator katie.jones@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

NURSERY NEWS

The next MAINTENANCE SESSION is on THURSDAY, 9th MARCH 4 TO 6 pm.
Our Nursery is now under the control of the new team of Jim Peters, Jane Cox and Lindsey Britton. They, and a few other helpers, have been busy weeding and maintaining the site, but there is still much to be done and they would welcome help from anyone.