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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upcoming events for the next three months are shown below.
The Point Restaurant, Albert Park
High Five for Habitat talk at the Ecocentre click here for more details
Post: PO Box 287 Elwood VIC 3184
The Penguin viewing area at the end of St Kilda Pier is now open - the viewing area is on the start of breakwater behind the Kiosk at the end of the pier.
The best time for viewing the Penguins starts from approximately 30 minutes after sunset.
Penguin Guides will be on duty between 6 October 2013 and 5 April 2014.
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Our Spring newsletter is now available!
After two weeks of care at the Melbourne Zoo, the little Penguin with oiled feathers was released back into the Bay at St Kilda. The penguin was found with oil on its feathers at Middle Park in June and was treated with a series of oil removal baths by the Zoo's Vet team.
The Earthcare St Kilda Annual Report 2012-13 is now available.