Friends of Pourewa Valley

The Pourewa Valley is in the heart of Auckland City. The remnant coastal forest is being restored by a number of volunteer groups headed by the Friends Of Pourewa Valley.

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2018 Jan 28 - March 11

Posted by pat on March 10, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Today we are having a meeting of all the workers in the Purewa Valley. Martin has called the meeting to make sure we have a forward looking plan for the year ahead. Hopefully all the people who work in the Valley under whatever participant banner will attend. I think the trapping persons are also coming.

First everyone will walk around the areas they work in describing what their work covers and what they have achieved in this area over the last year. Then a meeting will be held behind the  ASB Stadium for opinions on an operational 2018 plan.

During February volunteers have had various times when they have not been able to participate, Pat fell down a bank and had 3 sessions with the chiropracter, others had family and work priorities to attend to. Nevertheless work was done and most of it was freeing vegetation from the strangulation of Convovulous and Bindweed.

Derek has done a lot of work in his dedicated area with Pat and Martin helping in the same area with the Convolvulous covering  small plants and ferns. Much regeneration with Kawakawa has taken part in this area. Work has been done on the mini slope and it has been mainly the same, removal of Convolvulous, Gigi took part in this clearance.  The area at the top of the pathway from the Stadium was also cleared of creeper coverage.The power of Convolvulous to destroy plants is frightening. In the last area Roy constructed with the help of refugees, the vines had bent the tip of one of the Kauri planted in that area. After freeing the tree it was still bent. Not sure if it will recover.

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