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0 Comments 24 March 2016

Piha Stream-side Restoration

What is the most important thing?  It is people, it is people, it is people.

“We envisage a weed-free, well vegetated stream-side that allows good access for pedestrians wanting a pleasant and safe route to Glen Esk Road and for others who may want to linger, rest, picnic or play alongside a beautiful stream.”

Clean streamsWhat a great statement !  If you make it about the people everything else will follow [in my opinion – Editor].  Imagine a beautiful stream-side area to picnic at or just enjoy in our backyard?

“The ‘Piha Streamside Restoration Project” project is centred on the Piha Stream, between the Art Gallery precinct and Algernon Thomas Green in Glen Esk Road.  This area is Regional Parkland which, for a number or reasons, has been neglected over recent years.  It is a patch of land that is isolated from the more substantial Park area, and access to it has been limited.

The project will be rolled out over several years, in partnership with Regional Parks.  Our first priority is weed control, and Parks staff have already begun clearing the heavy-duty weeds, leaving the proliferation of smaller, but no less undesirable weeds for CoastCare and the local community to deal to.”

Our inaugural working bee will be on Sunday morning, May 8th.  More details will be available closer to the time.

Below:   Stream side Beach Valley Road, Piha

This stream used to be a weed infested eroding mess – Beach Valley Road Project has worked on their stream sides for a number of years and this is the result to date.

Clean streams Piha





Clean Streams Piha







Clean Streams Piha

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