This graph shows the number of plants planted since 2011
On the first weekend of the month, teams of volunteers spend time picking up rubbish. Hutt City Council provides the bags which are picked up on Monday morning. This graph shows the number of bags (blue column) collected for the entire stream for the most recent years and the number of hours volunteered (orange column).
Fish survey of 2019
The Friends of Waiwhetu helped a Citizen Science project by counting fish species at several sites above and below a weir. Several species were found: short-fin eel, long-fin eel, inanga,
common bully, giant kokupu. This year there were giant common bullies and many eels.
Three sites below and three above the weir can tell us how well the inanga and eels are managing to swim upstream. Images below by Grant Webby
A common bully
We have over 200 volunteers on our database but there's room for more. We also really appreciate school groups and businesses lending us a hand for specific projects. Thank you everyone!
Fish Survey 2019
Results from the 2019 FIsh Survey
Once again six pyke nets were laid out overnight at selected sites: three above and three below the weir. Inanga, eels and even giant kokupo were captured for counting, then released. Grant Webby's report on the 2019 Fish survey can be read here