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

March

April

May

2nd
9.00am

Clean Up Australia Day 

meet at Marina Reserve Car Park

1st
6.00pm

The Art of Birds - Talk by Dr Janine Burke with

Friends of Elster Creek
Ecocentre

4th
10.00am

Revegetation
West Beach Reserve, St Kilda

16th
10.00am

Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge

5th
Penguin Guides last night of current season

18th
10.00am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier

22nd
8.30am

Bird Survey with

Friends of Elster Creek
meet at John Cribbes footbridge, Elwood Canal

13th
9.30am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier
25th
10.00am

Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge
23rd
9.00am

Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
Wyndham Harbour

13th
10.00am

Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge

 
  26th
8.30am

Bird Survey with

Friends of Elster Creek
meet at John Cribbes footbridge, Elwood Canal
 

Contact Us

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

Latest News

Autumn Newsletter

Our Autumn newsletter is now available!

The Art of Birds

The Art of Birds - 6pm - 1 April 2014 - Ecocentre
Are humans the only animals who can be artists? Join amateur naturalist, nature lover, art historian and author Dr Janine Burke as she speaks passionately about the art and mystery found in nature.

Clean Up Australia Day 2014

Many thanks to those of you who came along to Clean Up Australia Day today at St Kilda Beach.
The weather was fantastic. We had 38 volunteers (us, 3182 Beach Patrol and others) and collected an impressive 128kg of rubbish.
It was an awesome effort and an impressive turnout to this event. It was great to see that so many people care about our beach and bay!

2014 Revegetation

The 2014 Revegetation programme has been published.

Penguin Viewing

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.