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 Volunteer news 11th June

Hi all,
This email contains:
1. Latest and forthcoming sessions
2. National volunteer week & '2 for 1' offer from the Auckland zoo
3. Bait to be bagged
4.Ark session calendar
Happy reading!
ARK IN THE PARK volunteer coordinator
Physical address: Cascades Ranger Station
Falls Road, Waitākere
PO Box 95194, Swanson, Auckland 0653
09 810 7014

1. Latest events and forthcoming sessions
We have finished baiting the northern blocks of the Ark during volunteer sessions and we are heading to the southern ones now.
If you are a line owner in one of these northern blocks and have not baited your line yet, please do it promptly. Thanks also to the team from the Alpine Sports Club for taking care of lines KOK1 to 9 on Sunday.

Usually, we would next bait the AWN block, but we will put it on hold for the moment and bait the Nihotupu block first. The N block lies near the former auxiliary dam at the South end of Ian Wells track and its middle turns into a big swamp in winter (hence why we want to bait it now before more rain arrives). This block was installed a couple of years ago on a 100x100m grid. It features mostly flat terrain with a lot of cutty grass and also the often vibrantly coloured Quintinia serrata in the swamp section, and mature bush elsewhere. The mature bush is home to numerous Ark kōkako, while the swamp area is the realm of mātātā (fernbirds).

So our two volunteer sessions this week will be held in N block, onThursday the 13thof June, starting at8:30amat theranger stationand onSaturday the 15thof June, also starting at8:30amat theranger station. These sessions are not suitable for first time volunteers who are invited to attend an induction session first.Next induction session will be run on Saturday the 13th July.

Please let me know if you are coming to the Thursday session.Also please note that if you make alast minute decision (after 5pm) or have an unexpected change of plansit's best that youleave a messageon our phone09 810 7014rather than email me.

I will be doing myoutdoor first aidrefresher tomorrow, so I won't be able to answer your emails during the day. I'll check them briefly in the evening and will answer them over the following days.

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