Nicola and Richard have ecology roles that include supporting the amazing volunteers who are restoring the native bush and streams in our backyards and reserves. Many of us have noticed various weedy and overgrown and infested places in Greenhithe and we are in a good position to do something about it ourselves. Weed busting and planting and pest control together protects our environment and strengthens the community. It’s a great way to meet people and it’s fun too!
We now have a thriving Greenhithe Ecology Network that meets every second month at the hub at 12 Greenhithe Road.
We are also arranging local workshops on all sorts of interesting environmental topics.
If you are interested in being part of a restoration group, attending a workshop or are keen to start something in your own backyard, you can contact them.
Wainoni Park is a cherished park in Greenhithe used widely by the community.
The Friends of Wainoni Park are members of the community that have an interest in getting together to help restore waterways, remove pest plants, carry out pest control and beautify the park. Friends of Wainoni Park meets regularly on Thursday mornings during term time at 9.30 am outside the amenities block (located down the far end of the car park). Everyone is welcome! It is great fitness and fun.
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 Thursday mornings at 9.30 am. 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 Facebook @FriendsofWainoniPark page and send out an email to those who have registered their interest.