Towards a weed free Muriwai
We have a very active “Weedbusters” group which is open to anyone in the community wanting to become part of our weed-free movement. Weeds crowd out natives, important for our birds and reptiles and are often poisonness.
We work with the community street by street to target “hot spots” and support each other in working systematically through the area in our war on weeds.
Our weed free streets program is designed to help our community become weed-free and plant more native species to encourage native birds and reptile life. If you want to get together with your neighbors and others in the community we can help coordinate this by working with you to create a weed eradication plan, providing some additional labour tools and equipment, and then replacement plants to ensure those weeds don't come straight back.
Weedwalkers are a super fun and casual group that meets on Sunday mornings for half an hour to target an area of invasive weeds in the community. We also plant seedlings from our native tree nursery.
Bring the kids and give back to your community in a small way.
If you would like to be kept abreast of Weedwalkers meeting place and timetable please joing our Facebook Group
Weed Of The Month - Blue Morning Glory
This pesky vine grows very quickly and is noticeable due to its blue/purple flowers. It can climb over native species and eventually kill them. Find out more about this invasive plant, including how to deal with it and some better photos at the Weedbusters Site.