Earthcare St Kilda is a non-profit volunteer group that works in partnership with local government, state government bodies and specialists to improve the natural resources of the City of Port Phillip, from Port Melbourne to Elwood.

We do what we can, where we are

Earthcare volunteers come from the City of Port Phillip and further afield to work on a number of practical marine and terrestrial projects.  These projects are aimed at protecting the local natural environment, as well as increasing the diversity and extent of indigenous flora and fauna. 

    


Earthcare St Kilda volunteers also facilitate opportunities for local residents to experience and learn more about the wide array of plants and animals with which we share our lives, and to join in projects which are designed to protect and improve the local environment.

Current Earthcare St Kilda projects include:

  • Monitoring the health of Little Penguin and Rakali populations.
  • Providing a Penguin Guide service each night during the day light saving period to educate visitors and minimise the impact of visitors on the penguin colony. 
  • Revegetation of foreshore and reserves.
  • Reducing the impact of Northern Pacific Seastars around St Kilda Pier and Brighton Sea Baths.
  • Seagrass surveys of St Kilda Harbour.
  • Surveys of local fauna, both resident and transient.
  • Friends of Elster Creek, protecting and improving the environment along Elster Creek and Elwood Canal.
  • Public education for school groups, visitors and other interested parties.
  • Submissions to government on development proposals which may impact the natural environment of the City of Port Phillip.

Where required, projects are undertaken with the approval of and permits from the relevant government bodies such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Members receive regular emails and newsletters about Earthcare St Kilda activities.

For more details on how to become an Earthcare member and access to the membership form, click here.

If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to support Earthcare St Kilda's activities then please contact us via earthcarestkilda@gmail.com.

Upcoming events

The upcoming events for the next three months are shown below.

Please note: new seastar collection dates - we are going in at low tide off the floating pontoon

July

August

September

6th
2.00pm

Breakwater Cleanup
Meet at boardwalk in public part of St Kilda Harbour Breakwater

3rd
8.30am

Friends of Elster Creek Bird Survey
Footbridge at mouth of Elwood Canal

14th
10.00am

Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge

13th
9.30am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier

3rd
10.00am

Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge

20th
10.00am

Penguin GuidesTraining
Venue TBA

20th
10.00am

Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge

24th
9.30am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier
21st
8.30am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier
27th
10.00am

Revegetation
Nation Tree Day, Elwood Canal, south side, between Marine Parade and John Cribbes footbridge

 
28th
7.30pm

Annual General Meeting
Ecocentre

 

Contact Us

Email: earthcarestkilda@gmail.com
Post: PO Box 287 Elwood VIC 3184

Latest News

Penguin Guides 2014/15

Earthcare St Kilda are now recruiting the this coming season's Penguin Guides to be on duty each night at the St Kilda breakwater, providing information to visitors and assisting to minimise the impact of visitors on the St Kilda penguin colony.

Annual General Meeting 2014

The Earthcare St Kilda Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 7:30pm on 28 July 2014 at the Ecocentre.

Winter Newsletter

Our Winter newsletter is now available!

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