Read on for news, events and information from the Project Twin Streams Glen Eden team. 
Project Twin Streams Glen Eden


Lucinda Orchard Working Bee. Saturday 1st March 10-12pm. 6-8 Lucinda Place, Glen Eden. Bring tools, your kids and some lunch to share afterwards.
Glen Eden Transition Town (GETT) Meeting Monday 3rd March 7pm @ Lucinda Community Orchard. Bring chairs/mats. (If raining at G E Primary Staff Room).

EcoWest is a month-long festival of diverse events from 15 March - 13 April. Also view & 'like' the facebook page for the most updated activities & events.

Glen Eden Food Festival is on Sat 22nd March 10.30am - 1.30pm at Ceramco Park to experience different ways of growing, cooking kai together in the hood. Family entertainment, activities & music..
 Have YOUR Say with Auckland Council & join up to the People's Panel
Wild Ginger are in flower please remove the flower heads before they set seed and spread.

Hall of Fame

MAD [Make a Difference] is a youth leadership programme that involves a three day residential hui with a focus on learning and living in a sustainable manner. Students develop an action plan to make changes at a personal level and to develop sustainable practices at their schools. The PTS GE team worked with the MAD crew on a fine January Saturday to remove 380kg of rubbish from the Waikumete Stream as part of their weekend hui at Hoani Waititi Marae. Well done and thank you to the MAD team for their initiative and support.

Alanah Mullin 
Stream Ranger
09 813 2285
021 308 268

Pamela Gill
Community Coordinator
09 813 2063
021 308 257

Our Streams Our Dreams
February e-pānui

Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai haere mai ki ō tātou e-pānui
Recently we were fortunate to attend a Wetland Syposium and this provided great inspiration for us, connecting with and learning from other community organisations and professionals passionate about our Wetlands in Aotearoa.

It was highlighted that there is a need for a more integrated approach amongst our scientific, community and bureaucratic sectors to stop the persistent degradation and reduction of our wetlands.

 Water Sensitive Design in our urban areas as a superior solution to our flooding issues which also protects the health of our streams and harbours. Incorporating vegetative swales, marshes and swamps into our stormwater design mimicking the wonderful wetland benefits of acting as a sponge and filter gently releasing water over a long period. This is in contrast to the current main engineering solution of only culveting stormwater directly into our streams and harbours.

We were also thrilled that Sarah Whitwell (our Council Project Twin Streams Riparian Coordinator) gave a presentation of our own wonderful Glen Eden Wirihana Wetland. ‘The Restoration of Wirihana Wetland by Project Twin Streams – an urban case study.’ She gave a great overview of the issues and processes involved in restoring our suburban wetland and recognised the importance of the Glen Eden community involvement in the restoration.

Glen Edenites planting Wirihana Wetland last October!

Make A Difference (MAD) Stream Clean up.

 The MAD crew working with us to clean up Waikumete Stream in January.

Ecological restoration for Avon River.

Out of the despair and tragedy of the Christchurch earthquake comes an opportunity to restore Christchurch's Avon River red zone into a beautiful park and reserve.  The Avon-Otakaro Network (AVON) is advocating for this to become a reality, including ideas to do things differently rather than the old engineering solutions to stormwater. Of particular interest is the use of wetland reserves to filter the city's stormwater.  

Volunteers Needed

Stream Restoration Experience Days happen on Glen Eden streams every Thursday & Friday. Come enjoy your local streams environs whilst contributing to its restoration.

You will be working alongside Project Twin Streams Glen Eden Stream Rangers learning about the stream habitats including your native and weed species.

Contact us here or phone 8132285.

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