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 16th August

Hi all,

This email contains:

1. Latest and forthcoming sessions

2. Recent rat monitoring results

3. Robin sightings map

4. Response to confrontation - some advice

5. Kōkako kōrero

6. Help with bait bagging needed!

7. 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 started our new baiting round last week. We baited lines in AN, P, B and C blocks. We are doing smart double bagging, with no buffer. The uptake looks variable with lines showing very high uptake (P block) or very low uptake (B block).

The baiting calendar for August is:

B block

P block

AN block

C block

F lines from F0 to F4 included

R lines from R0 to R5 included

This week, we will carry on the baiting in these blocks during our 2 volunteer sessions, on Thursday the 15th and on Saturday the 17th of August. Both sessions will start at 8:30am at the ranger station. The Saturday session will be followed with a sausage sizzle.

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