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 15th May

Hebe macrocarpa - Bruce Calvert

Hebe macrocarpa next to the Ark office

Photo Bruce Calvert

Hi all,

This email contains:

1. Latest news and forthcoming activities

2. Ark partial re-opening

3. Trap catch graphs

4. CatchIT presentation & training evening

5. 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 news and forthcoming activities

Last Thursday, we had a successful cleaning bee at the Ark office, followed by a well deserved coffee in Swanson! Thank you to the worker bees who came and helped!

Also several people have been coming regularly to help bag bait for when we resume our field activities. These busy bees also deserve a Bravo!

There won't be any field activities this week again (see below for more information about the status of activities), which means no volunteer session this Saturday.

On Thursday, the 17th May, however, we will hold a scone party for Graham Wells' departure. Graham has been a trapper for many years and when he retired a couple of years ago, he became a full time volunteer, coming to the Ark 3 or 4 days most weeks (baiting, weeding and trapping!) and has done a few contracted field jobs for us. He and his partner Marie are moving closer to some of their family and will leave Auckland. We are sure that Graham will find another community project who will be lucky to benefit from his skills and dedication! We wish Graham and Marie all the best for their next chapter.

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