Bush Society volunteers regularly test the health of the Campbells Bay Stream.
Water quality indicators include fish surveys, clarity, PH, phosphates, and macroinvertebrates (tiny animals living in water).
Monitoring of the streams in Campbells Bay has shown the presence of kokopu, giant kokopu, eels and koura.
Threats to stream life include accidental sewerage discharges, pollution from contaminated stormwater drains (eg washing of cars, washing paint down drains), excess sediment from accelerated erosion.
Dogs running in the stream stir up sediment which impacts negatively on the native fish which are present in the park. Please consider the stream wildlife and keep your dog on a leash in the park near the stream. The Bush Society has fenced off some sections of the stream to keep dogs and people out – this is allowing natural regeneration to occur to shelter the stream.
We are embarking on a project to restore the northern branch of the stream. Streamsavers is a group of residents passionate about the stream running through their property. Working together we will reduce pest plants, add native plants and monitor the stream for pollution.
Contact us if you want to get involved.