Eskdale Regeneration Champions

Come and join us for a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to nurture and protect our local nature reserves!

As regular volunteers led by expert ecologists, we're dedicated to preserving this special reserve and making a positive impact on the environment. Our regeneration work contributes to climate resilience and mitigation by capturing carbon, reducing flood risk, and nurturing biodiverse life above land and below water. Join us for hands-on climate action!

Did you know that spending time in nature has proven to increase wellbeing? Studies have shown that being in nature, and especially being active or getting your hands dirty can massively reduce stress and anxiety, improve overall health and brain function, and lead to increased happiness! These happy health effects can be significantly amplified when the experience is also sociable, so tell your friends to come along, or make new friends with our group of regular local volunteers!

Corporate or Group Volunteering: If you are an Organisation looking to volunteer with your team, please explore our Corporate Volunteering options instead of joining this community volunteering day. We offer private hosting for your group, allowing you to tailor the experience to your needs. Select a day that suits you and embark on a meaningful team-building experience while making a positive impact on the community.

Cost: FREE
See below for event times and register.
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Date Time Location
10am - 12:30pm
Kaipātiki Project EcoHub, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
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About Eskdale Reserve

Since 1998, Kaipātiki Project has been working hard to restore and protect Eskdale Reserve. Our activities include restoration planting, pest control, water quality monitoring and weed removal, as well as further conservation efforts for kākahi/freshwater mussels, titiwai/glowworms, and pekapeka/bats. With plenty of opportunities to learn and explore, you'll discover the wonders of our native ngahere and actively preserve and protect the eco-system as a whole.

We are currently carrying out important regeneration work, including tending to young trees planted this season by our volunteers. We meet twice a week year-round, and you're always welcome to join us when you can. You may also like to join our Facebook Group Here for regular updates and insights! 


  • 10am - 12:30pm
  • Meeting point: Kaipātiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road


  • 10am - 12:30pm
  • Meeting point: Corner of Domain Rd. and Glenfield Rd. at Reserve entrance

More about our efforts at Eskdale Reserve

Eskdale Reserve is a special reserve in that it is one of the largest Significant Ecological Areas (SEA) in Auckland, it also has a particularly impressive biodiversity for its size and location, and it hosts and protects the Eskdale Stream which feeds directly into the ocean at Kaipātiki Estuary and Sunset Bay. Working and volunteering at this reserve directly contributes to 5 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals:

 3 health and wellbeing 11 sustainable cities13 climate 14 below water 15 life on land




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