Foundation North Community Planting Day

Eskdale Reserve | Birkdale

Join us for a community planting day and help us plant 500 native plants!

We are grateful to Foundation North for kindly funding this event, which allows us to continue our important conservation work in the community.

Since 1998, Kaipātiki Project has been dedicated to restoring and preserving the Eskdale Reserve. In addition to planting native species, we regularly conduct pest control and weeding activities, and collaborate on projects involving kākahi (freshwater mussels), titiwai (glowworms), and pekapeka (bats). This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our work at Eskdale Reserve and contribute to its ongoing conservation efforts.

After the planting activity, join us for a well-deserved BBQ where meat and veggie sausages will be on offer. It’s a great way to relax and socialise with fellow volunteers while enjoying some delicious food.

Bring along your gloves (if you have them), water bottle, and closed-toe footwear. Rest assured, we will be following all appropriate Health & Safety measures to ensure everyone’s well-being.

Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Cost: FREE
See below for event times and register.
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Date Time Location
10am - 1pm
Lauderdale Reserve, part of Eskdale Reserve, btwn 37 & 39 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
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Our Work at Eskdale Reserve

What a great way for you to make a positive impact on the environment, right when the planet really needs you! Volunteering at Eskdale Reserve contributes to 5 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals:

3: Good Health and Well-Being 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 13. Climate Action 14. Life Below Water 15. Life on Land






Eskdale Reserve 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.
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.

Would you like to get involved?

Regeneration of this unique space continues throughout the year, well beyond planting season. In fact, planting days are just the cherry on top, where regular regeneration days are the whole cake! Join us for "the whole cake" and see what it takes to keep our local ecosystems thriving:

Eskdale Regeneration Champions

These events are a great opportunity to connect with the community and with nature, while becoming a highly knowledgeable, seasoned-hand at native bush regeneration.