Matariki Regeneration Day: Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve

Join us, contribute and learn. 

Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve is the jewel of Northcote. Be part of this exciting project, and learn about native plants and how to identify weeds. Help us plant new native plants, check-in on regular bird counts and pest traps. Depending on the weather this will be a great time for finding forest fungi and using INaturalist for ID.

Things to bring: Suitable closed-toed footwear (gumboots or boots), clothing appropriate for the weather, reusable water bottle and sun protection.

Bring a friend if you can and join the Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve regeneration Facebook group here for updates.

Cost: FREE
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About the initiative

Te Ara Awataha is a 1.5km greenway corridor in the heart of Northcote. The key focus of the project is to bring life, or mauri back to the Awataha Stream, which includes regenerating the Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve, also known as Kākā Reserve.

Since March 2019, Kaipātiki Project has been delivering the community-led restoration of this reserve on behalf of Eke Panuku in partnership with mana whenua, Auckland Council's Healthy Waters and the Kaipātiki Local Board.

Working to deliver on the aspirations of the Take Mauri Take Hono mauri indicator framework developed by mana whenua, we are piloting this whole systems approach for community restoration. This framework will guide efforts to boost the mauri of the stream, improve water quality and allow it to become a habitat for birds, insects, and tuna once more. It will also reconnect the community to this lost environmental taonga through the wider stream daylighting project.

Thank you to our funders for supporting this project.