Volunteer bulletins

This is a collection of recent copies of the email messages sent out by our Volunteer Coordinator before each weekend volunteer session.

The first part of the most recent bulletin is shown below. The full text of this, and other recent bulletins, can be accessed by the index on the right.

Volunteer News 13th March

Hi all,
This email contains:
1. Latest and forthcoming sessions
2. Reminder: Information evening at Arataki on Wednesday
3. Kauri survey for users of Waitākere Regional Park
4. Seeking a new Ark volunteer representative
5. Whitehead/pōpokotea news
6. Miscellaneous
7.Ark session calendar

Happy reading!
ARK IN THE PARK Volunteer Co-Ordinator
Physical address: Cascades Ranger Station
Falls Road, Waitākere
(09) 810 7014

1. Latest and forthcoming sessions

Last week we had two long sessions, both held in the Nihotupu block, for baiting and line maintenance. We will have a last session in the northern part of the block this Thursday and then we will put our field activities on hold as there are signs of wasps building in numbers now. It is wise to stay out of the bush for those who react badly to wasp stings!

The next baiting round is scheduled for early April, after Easter weekend.It will be a smart baiting round, with the 200m periphery zone where the stations will be doubled-bagged. More information will come soon. Also I will send a separate email to the line owners about the baiting schedule.

There will be aThursdaysession this week, on the15th of March, starting 8:30am at the ranger station.We will open the gate at 8:30am.Please remember to bring your bolt cutter if you have one.

Therewon't be a volunteer session on Saturday, 17th of March,however, anyone keen to do some weeding can come at the usual time(8:30am at the ranger station) and we will weed and release plants in the stream nearby the ranger station.

Please let me know if you are coming to the Thursday session or the weeding.Also please note that if you make a last minute decision or have an unexpected change of plans it's best that youleave a message on our phone 09 810 7014.

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