Please join us at our April network hui, where you will have the opportunity to become one of the very first members of our new Restore Hibiscus & Bays Incorporated Society; hear from Mary Stewart from Friends of Long Bay, who will be presenting about the volunteer-led pest animal and bird monitoring in Long Bay Regional Park and surrounding wetlands; and connect with other members of our community who are involved with or interested in environmental conservation. Everyone welcome, so please feel free to bring a friend. Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you willing to commit to testing the water quality of two of our local streams - Awaruku Stream and Awaruaika (Vaughan's) Stream - four times a year? We are setting up regular testing to monitor the health of our streams. This will hopefully show an improvement in water quality over time as we restore the streams. Rachael and Mary will bring along some water testing kits and we will go through how to carry out Waicare water testing and talk about how our project might work. Don't worry if you can't make this date we will have another opportunity later on.
If you’d like to learn what you can do to help nature in your own backyard, pop along to the very first Community Tool Library Open Day in Browns Bay. Chat to the Restore Hibiscus & Bays Restoration Advisor for information and guidance on controlling pests in your backyard or local reserve, and borrow tools, herbicides and other resources.
If you’d like to learn what you can do to help nature in your own backyard, pop along to the very first Hibiscus Coast Community Tool Library Open Day, jointly hosted by Forest & Bird Pest Free Hibiscus Coast and Restore Hibiscus & Bays. Ongoing Open Days will be scheduled in future, depending on the level of interest and demand. Through this event the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast Project is offering free, pet safe, humane tested rat traps to anyone in the Hibiscus Coast area, supported by Auckland Council. All you need to do is commit to registering your trap and recording your catches. Order your trap online and collect in on the Open Day www.forestandbird.org.nz/how-can-you-help-pfhc
Hundreds of people have already signed up for rat traps, but lots more people are needed to really make an impact and protect our wildlife and our homes from rats this winter. Talk to the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast team for the latest tips on trapping rats, and find out more about trap library for possums and stoats. Chat to the Restore Hibiscus & Bays Restoration Advisor for information and guidance on controlling pest plants in your backyard or local reserve. Borrow tools, herbicides and other resources to help you tackle pest plants.