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Brooklyn Trail Builders update - June 2018

01 Jun 2018 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Spuds is open for business, and work continues...

Work continues on the new descending mountain bike priority trail in Polhill, tentatively named Spuds (www.trailforks.com/trails/spuds). 

The first section which connects Sanctuary Fenceline and Highbury Fling is open now for your enjoyment. Tweaks are continually being made to the flow and alignment, so keep an eye out for people and equipment on the trail. 

Work on the next section has commenced below Transient, and will steadily make its way toward Serendipity over the Winter months. 

A reminder that there are usually organised digs on a Wednesday 12.30 to 1.30pm and on Sundays 2pm to 4pm (with a BBQ and Garage Project beer incentive at the end!). Keep an eye on the BTB Facebook page for updates.

Sincere thanks to all volunteers and supporters for getting us this far!

Brooklyn Trail Builders and Justin Lester at Polhill

vision for an iconic new loop

As part of the consultation process for Wellington City Council’s 10-year-plan, BTB presented its vision for the future: an iconic 42km loop between Aro Street and the South Coast, via Te Kopahou Reserve and Spooky Gully. 

This will be a long process. But rest assured, we'll keep you abreast of developments as they come to hand. 

winter tree planting in polhill

Planning is well underway for Winter tree planting in Polhill. There’s the annual tree planting with students from Brooklyn Primary School in June, but the main focus is at the Hoki Mai site, just below the Highbury Fling track. 

An access route is going in over the next month, and volunteers will plant in the 2,000+ trees through July and August. Keep an eye on the BTB Facebook page for information on planting bees

BTB has also bought 200 Rimu trees to be planted in Polhill Reserve during the next four years -– adding to the area’s biodiversity. The plants are currently growing in the ideal conditions of a shade house at the City Council's nursery. 

Appreciative shout outs to:

  • Wellington City Council for both the Rimu tree project and providing a grant for retaining materials for the Hoki Mai access route
  • Mitre 10 Crofton Downs who’ve been very generous with discounts and helpful arrangements for the Hoki Mai site
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