Walking Track to Patumahoe Wetlands

On Sunday 29th May 2011, about a dozen enthusiastic members of the Landcare Group spent a couple of hours with chain saws, scrub cutters, loppers and spades cutting back the overgrown gorse, woolly nightshade, and blackberry to open up access to the wetlands below Clive Howe Drive.  Thanks to the previous efforts of other members of the Patumahoe community in days gone by, the track had been formed with steps and some planting of native trees.  The task ahead for the current project is to reconstruct the steps where necessary, plant additional native trees and clear away more of the unwanted vegetation.