Pourewa Restoration Group

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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13 May - 2nd September 2018

Posted by pat on September 1, 2018 at 6:10 PM

Wow how the weeks have flown. We have two new volunteers, Zara and Dillon. They are both University students and it is so great to have them join our group. Welcome to you both.

We now have Martin, Derek, Peter, Zara, Dillon and Pat as a Sunday group. Turfa will join us as she can. Sel also comes to the valley when he can. He mainly works on Asparagus vine.

In May we were tackling Madiera Vine and Moth Plant. Well we are still doing the same thing as the weather has warmed and the vines are growing at a rate of knots. This morning the main group (how great to be able to say that) is continuing the onslaught we made last week on both vines on the slopes of Selwyn Park at the end of the football field.

Today and in previous weeks Derek is weilding his chainsaw on Sycamores that have fallen. He does such  a great job cutting all the trees that fall in the storms. If we had to pay for it would be impossible. Derek also uses his weed eater on the grassy track areas making it look very respectable and accessible.

Last week  and the previous week we tackled the bank area by the side of the football field back from the large palms. We worked up from the base of the slope clearing the area of Tradescantia, Ivy, and Moth Plant. In part we were looking for Pat's best cutter, unfortunately it was not found but a big area was cleared. Martin, Zara and Dillon went to the mini slope seeking out Madiera and Moth Plant vines before they joined us and we tackled the Selwyn Park area for the same vines.We rescued a Puriri,  about 6 years old,  just in time. The Puriri do so well in this valley and we try to make sure they are not strangled to death.

We noted there had been spraying at the edges of the football field fence. Spray drift has killed both weeds and plants in the bush area.

Yesterday Martin was able to give Zara and Dillon a history of our project and show them the before and after photos we have. It is always makes a project more significant when one has an idea of the work, philosophy and politics that have gone into the project. Martin would have spoken about Roy Clements and the tremendous work he did in the whole valley.

Today Pat chose to update the Diary (did not want rain down the neck) and the group went to the Madiera / Moth Plant site to continue the great work started last week.

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