This is an assisted regeneration project where teams of volunteers work to enhance the natural habitat through:
- seed collection from the Tamaki ecological region
- dispersal of collected seed
- plant and mammal pest control to support young vegetation
- a monitoring programme of both vegetation and wildlife across the site.
Our vision is to create an urban oasis where we can learn, enjoy and respect the natural world around us.
As an assisted regeneration project, this means we support the reserve without planting. Our fabulous volunteers run trap lines, bait for rats and mice, hold regular weeding bees, gather seed from the ecological region, disperse seed, and montior our progress with both bird counts and vegetation surveys.
The project area is the triangle of bush located in Western Springs, beneath the intersection of Old Mill Road and the Bullock Track, following the fence line down to the sports fields below. The link shows the top entrance to the reserve https://goo.gl/maps/NuHbPtZje2JXTT5A7
We always need help, both boots on the ground and with co-ordination of activities across the year.