<ul><ul><li>Community waterway  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>education, monitoring & action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chang...
 
Wai Care Manukau <ul><ul><li>Manukau City  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20+ groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Clustered’ @...
What’s there to care for? <ul><li>  Mayfly  </li></ul><ul><li>Caddisfly </li></ul><ul><li>Shortfin eel </li></ul><ul><li>R...
What are the threats? <ul><li>Physical   </li></ul><ul><li>Flood flows (+ low base flows) </li></ul><ul><li>High temperatu...
What’s happening to Manukau streams? Sediment is the No. 1 pollutant in Auckland. Our fine clay soils   need to be activel...
Everyday Activities Are Potential Pollution Sources  Accidents and carelessness can result in pollutants entering streams ...
Introduced pests and habitat destruction Aquatic weeds smother habitat, Gambusia enjoy our native fish and other stream li...
<ul><li>10/10 for colour </li></ul>What’s the score at the Papatoetoe stream? 10/10 foam
3/10 for fishing.  But at least they were there in the first place!  Sediment, weeds, food parcels for the hungry...
First line of defence Obstructions & dumping call Council 262 5104   Call the Water Pollution Hotline 377-3107 as soon as ...
Wai Care groups can also help to: Restore habitat Organise and conduct stream clean ups Raise community awareness about lo...
Making the message stick! What are the main issues? What capacity is there (expertise, interests, skills, funding, communi...
What might it all mean?
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  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Community waterway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>education, monitoring & action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing attitudes to take positive action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protect, restore & care for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>waterways/surrounding land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Care? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NZ’ers No. 1 environmental priority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Care? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterways link between land and estuary, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>native flora & fauna to life-sustaining water. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wai Care – assist communities to take action to protect and/or restore waterway health </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Wai Care Manukau <ul><ul><li>Manukau City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20+ groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Clustered’ @ key streams/catchments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action oriented ~ built on achievement of basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage local support to undertake actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wai Care process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- learn about water catchment processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- recognise ecological links and stream life, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- monitor, record & report on waterway health, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- take action for their local waterways </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What’s there to care for? <ul><li> Mayfly </li></ul><ul><li>Caddisfly </li></ul><ul><li>Shortfin eel </li></ul><ul><li>Redfin Bully </li></ul><ul><li>Banded Kokopu </li></ul><ul><li>Inanga </li></ul>Diverse stream life indicates a healthy catchment
  4. 5. What are the threats? <ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Flood flows (+ low base flows) </li></ul><ul><li>High temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Sediment (low clarity) </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical </li></ul><ul><li>Low DO </li></ul><ul><li>High/low pH </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrocarbons </li></ul><ul><li>and other pollutants </li></ul><ul><li>Biological </li></ul><ul><li>Poor quality habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Pest fish </li></ul><ul><li>Poor diversity (ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>functions) </li></ul><ul><li>Bacteria </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>Poor terrestrial habitat and </li></ul><ul><li>lack of food sources </li></ul><ul><li>Animal pests esp. rats </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of birdlife </li></ul><ul><li>Weeds </li></ul><ul><li>A community that doesn’t care! </li></ul>
  5. 6. What’s happening to Manukau streams? Sediment is the No. 1 pollutant in Auckland. Our fine clay soils need to be actively managed to avoid discharge to streams - reduces sunlight penetration plant & insect growth - coats bottom habitat and food sources - clogs gills If the water looks like this call the Pollution Hotline ph 3773107
  6. 7. Everyday Activities Are Potential Pollution Sources Accidents and carelessness can result in pollutants entering streams via stormwater systems.
  7. 8. Introduced pests and habitat destruction Aquatic weeds smother habitat, Gambusia enjoy our native fish and other stream life
  8. 9. <ul><li>10/10 for colour </li></ul>What’s the score at the Papatoetoe stream? 10/10 foam
  9. 10. 3/10 for fishing. But at least they were there in the first place! Sediment, weeds, food parcels for the hungry...
  10. 11. First line of defence Obstructions & dumping call Council 262 5104 Call the Water Pollution Hotline 377-3107 as soon as possible Let your Wai Care co-ordinator know – for follow-up
  11. 12. Wai Care groups can also help to: Restore habitat Organise and conduct stream clean ups Raise community awareness about local streams - e.g. mark stormwater grates Remove pest weeds and fish
  12. 13. Making the message stick! What are the main issues? What capacity is there (expertise, interests, skills, funding, community and other support?) to tackle these?
  13. 14. What might it all mean?

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