Grey Lynn – Water
Did you know we have a stream that runs through Grey Lynn? It is called Edgars Stream.
We located the street first in Wilton St. Totally overgrown at the back of a private section. Apparently the stream begins in Castle St. Graeme Easte our local Western Bays councillor and Stream expert he has an old map.
Then we found it again in Francis St Reserve – The stream is not too bad here at the bottom of the park and could be fixable.
Across into Wellpark Reserve. Our planting days will have made this easily the best part of the stream.
Poked our noses over the fence at bottom of Warnock/Liivingstone/Warwick.
Then we walked down Livingstone St. Turned left down Kingsley into Weber.
At the end of Weber St there is a private drive that takes you down in to the top of Fife St. The locals use this as an access so just head down.
Down Fife St and get into the Grey Lynn Park, then you can access the stream again behind the sports pavillion. Strangely there are mangroves in there, and a chair, and a tyre and a whole lot of rubbish. It is sort of cared for with one side of it grassed. This part of the stream is big and boggy and would take a lot of work. There are many houses that back on to the stream.
A friend who grew up in Faulder Ave told us that Cox’s Bay Park was all mangroves when she was a kid. This explains the mangroves that then run into the car park near the kids playground in the park.
Lucky we are called Grey Lynn 2030 – This is a really big project when you look at the whole stream.
The good news is that Edgars Stream with some work on the parts that are already daylit could be beautful and an asset to our community
Interested in being involved in the water group? We need somebody now who wants to take this on.
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