Kaipatiki Project’s Enviro Fun Day
Well over 1,000 people attended Kaipatiki Project’s Enviro Day on Saturday 25th March. The environment centre which backs onto Eskdale Reserve was open to the public for a fun day of experiencing all things eco.
There was lots to do with stalls from Pest Free Kaipatiki, Forest and Bird, Fern Glen Native Gardens and Birkdale Beach Haven Community Project Inc. There were composting workshops, guided bush walks, self guided tours of the nursery and a scavenger hunt.
Kids had a go on the Auckland Transport Big Foot bike track, made garden ornaments, planted seeds and tried out electric bikes with Melo Yelo. Musician Luke Hurley kept the crowds entertained with live guitar music.
It was a great community day out as Olivia Herbke said “it was really fantastic to see so many free kid’s activities and to teach the children about sustainability”.
Janet Cole, Kaipatiki Project Manager said “As well as being a great free day out for locals, it was a chance for community groups to connect with local conservation groups. We were so glad the weather held so we could show off Kaipatiki Project’s environment centre and Eskdale reserve”.
The Kaipatiki Project is one of Auckland’s most active environmental organisations. With native plant nurseries in Birkdale and Hobsonville Point, our amazing volunteers help to produce around 30,000 native plants annually which are planted back into local reserves with the community. To find out more go to www.kaipatiki.org.nz