(by Cherry Douglas)
Our next workday is Sat March 29th at the earlier start time of 9.00am.
We will be weeding around new plantings, finish pruning along the Ynys Fraser walkway and clearing of debris in the main stream just below the head spring. HSIS acknowledges the support of BOP Regional Council’s Environment Enhancement Fund which has funded the hire of a chipper/shredder to eliminate burning of green waste. We will stockpile the debris from the head spring this workday in readiness for the chipper on our April workday.
Our trapping programme is still achieving good results with high catch rate of stoats in January. You should notice increased birdlife on your walks, this is due to our successful trapping teams.
In- stream works late last year has improved general stream flow and cleared a lot of weed. We have already had comments on this.
Please bring your favourite gardening tool, gloves, drink, your own lunch which we will have on site if the weather allows us to do so.
Last work day was cancelled due to wet weather but 6 hardy souls braved it for a couple of hours and cleaned up just over the main bridge.
Come and see what we do, and join in for a little while or a bit longer. All hands are welcome!!