Wainoni Park Halo

Contact Richard Chambers
richard@greenhithecommunitytrust.org.nz
Website http://greenhithecommunitytrust.org.nz/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofWainoniPark/?ref=br_rs
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Wainoni Park is a cherished park in Greenhithe used widely by the community. Friends of Wainoni Park is a group established by members of the community that have an interest in getting together to help restore the main waterway flowing through Wainoni Park, to carry out pest control and to help enhance Wainoni Park.
Banded rails and spotless crakes are rare native wetland birds that are found in neighbouring suburbs.

Our Goal – to see these birds back around Greenhithe’s beautiful harbour edge and valley reserves.

Friends of Wainoni Park are setting up traplines for rats and possums within the park and Lucas Creek reserves. We need your help to create a “Halo” of protection around the park and reserves. Installing a trap in your garden will mean fewer rats in the reserves, fewer rats in your compost or roof space, and more birds.
Greenhithe Community Trust can supply traps and boxes to residents around Wainoni Park at a discounted rate thanks to some help from Kiwibank.

Contact richard@greenhithecommunitytrust.org.nz to take part and help bring back the native birds.

 

Friends of Wainoni Park meet regularly on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am outside the amenities block (located down the far end of the car park, near the waterway).
These mornings are an opportunity for all members of the community to come along, meet other people and help enhance Wainoni Park.
Activities that you can be involved with:
  • Rescuing native plants from weeds
  • Planting native plants
  • Carrying out wildlife surveys
  • Revitalising the edible garden
  • Setting up trap lines
  • Checking traps for pests
If you would like to join a great bunch of enthusiastic people, come along on a Thursday morning. No conservation skills/experience is required. Equipment (spades, gloves etc..) will be provided, but please wear appropriate clothing and closed toed footwear.
Hot drinks and morning tea will be provided. In the event of bad weather, we will put a note on the Friends of Wainoni Park facebook page and the Greenhithe Ecology Network facebook page and send out an email to those who have registered.

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