We could all do with good news, so we would like to acknowledge the great work of Raewyn and Jacquie from Barfoot & Thompson Grey Lynn.
Our team member Pam and her volunteers were tackling the invasive moth plant in New Windsor as part of the Whau Wildlink project. There, they came across a rental property with masses of moth plants that were ready to pop and spread their seeds. They raised the issue with property managers Jacquie and Raewyn, and were pleasantly surprised to see the plants gone by the next week.
Veteran volunteer Allan was so impressed that he wanted to buy them a bunch of flowers.
He says, "On behalf of all the volunteers who work endlessly on the invasive weeds in the community, we appreciate the swift and effective action taken to clear a property of the highly invasive moth plants. Through your action the community was spared the spread of thousands of airborne seeds. Thanks."
It's not widely known, but property managers who take care and responsibility make a big difference for our work in native wildlife restoration.
Ngā mihi ki a kōrua Jacquie and Raewyn.
The team at EcoMatters
Caption: Allan Johnson (EcoMatters volunteer) presenting the flowers to Raewyn Stanaway (Property Manager) and Jacquie Mardon (Property Portfolio Manager), Barfoot & Thompson Grey Lynn.