This event was organised by the local community, a coalition of various groups concerned about the threats to the Bayswater Environment from large scale developments plans for around this DOC designated, Site of Significant Wildlife Interest (SSWI).
Development plans risk sedimentation into the estuary as has happened at the Okura estuary North of Shoal and Ngataringa estuaries. .
|Following the Mihi by Danny Watson. The Devonport Druid continues the Godwit story.|
|Danny Watson, Philip and the Devonport Druid.|
This particular shell bank was missed off the Auckland Unitary Plan overlays and we have asked Auckland Council for its addition with an SEA Marine 1 status.
A big thankyou to the organisers and helpers. A special thanks to Iain, Danny L and Steve for the heavy lifting to the site and thinking things through. Trish for supervising the young fledglings. Thanks to Helene and the Forest & Bird Team. A grateful thanks to Oonah Caldwell for letting us use her section. A Huge thankyou to Danny Watson and the Druid.
A really important thankyou to Anna Baine, our very supportive Council Ranger for supplying the food courtesy of Auckland Council. And finally a special thankyou to all those members of the community that supported this event, not forgetting the Flagstaff for advanced successful advertising and support.