You Can Take Action!
Adopt an area of the stream. Our community coordinators will show you what to do and support you to do it!
Project Twin Streams events and activities are a great way to get actively involved in restoring your local streams. Sign up to our newsletter to attend one and to stay in touch. You can also visit our Facebook page to find out more.
Pollution from cars is very damaging to streams. It’s not just carbon emissions – toxic chemicals, grease and oil from your car get washed down stormwater drains straight into the streams.
Rats in your backyard eat native seeds, insects and birds. You can help native species survive by trapping them.
Ring the Pollution Hotline on 09 377 3107 if you see any stream pollution. Keep paint and household chemicals out of your stormwater drains. Let your local PTS coordinator know if you see anything unusual like rubbish dumping.
Planting a few plants in your garden is not only lovely, it’s important. It means that native wildlife have places to feed, rest and breed. If we all do this we can create wildlinks throughout Auckland native birds can travel along to feed.
Small things you can do to make a positive difference
- Wash your car on the lawn – water that runs off the road and driveways often contains chemicals and pollutants. Washing your car on the grass allows the earth to filter these nasties before they enter our streams.
- Tree planting, mulching and weeding and picking up rubbish
- Connect with others with similar interests
- Keep an eye on threats to the stream and bring them to the attention of your local Project Twin Streams community coordinator
- Look out for changes to the environment. Have you noticed more or less bird life, wetas or other native species?
- Tell stories about the streams and their history
- Go for walks and bike rides along the streams and take the children and whānau
- Love your cat – taking care of your cat properly means taking care of native wildlife, too
- Learn how to identify native trees and invasive weeds and what to do about them
- Find out the Maori names for native plants and creatures and learn the history of your area