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.
  • Quarterly removal of litter from the Little Penguin colony on the St Kilda Breakwater.
  • 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 Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

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.

Forthcoming events

The events for the next three months are shown below.

May

June

July

3rd
2.00pm

Breakwater Cleanup 
St Kilda Pier

14th
10.00am

Revegetation 
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, near junction of Langridge Road, Middle Park

5th
10.00am

Revegetation 
West Beach Reserve, St Kilda West

17th
10.00am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal 
St Kilda Pier

21st
10.30am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal 
St Kilda Pier
19th
9.30am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal 
St Kilda Pier
24th
10.00am

Revegetation 
Elwood beach car park end of Point Ormond Road
 

19th
10.00am

Friends of Elster Creek 
Creek Clean Up @ Elwood Canal at Glenhuntly Road bridge

30th
8.30am

Friends of Elster Creek 
Bird Survey @ Mouth of Elwood Canal

26th
10.00am

Revegetation - National Tree Day
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, near junction of Langridge Road, Middle Park

Contact Us

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

Latest News

Little penguin habitat construction

Want to help build homes for little penguins in St Kilda? Join Baykeeper Neil, Youth Wildlife Ambassador Gio and Nadav from EcoCentre for penguin habitat construction on Saturday 30 May.

Seal the Loop Bins on St Kilda Pier/Breakwater

About the Seal the Loop bins on St Kilda Pier for fishermen to put their used fishing line in.

Autumn Newsletter

Our Autumn newsletter is now available!

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Annual Report

The Earthcare St Kilda Annual Report 2013-14 is now available.