Projects

  • Seagrass Survey

    Did you know that there are several seagrass beds in St Kilda Harbour? Seagrass is different from seaweed. It is a flowering plant and an important part of the marine ecosystem. It provides food and shelter for marine life, stabilises the loose sediment on the sea bed and also absorbs

  • Rakali Watch

    What has webbed feet, a flashing white tail, lethal teeth and leaves middens of shellfish on the rocks? Often mistaken for a rat, the Rakali is much more. Video of a rakali taken by Earthcare St Kilda. Rakali Watch Earthcare has been recording rakali activity since 1989. You can participate

  • Port Phillip Nature Watch

     

  • Litter Removal

    St Kilda Breakwater Clean Up Every month we hold a clean up of the St Kilda Breakwater to remove harmful litter from the Little Penguin colony. Notice of each clean up is given on this website’s Events page, Earthcare St Kilda on Facebook and to members via email. We meet

  • Friends of Elster Creek

    Activities Friends of Elster Creek hold a range of activities at Elster Creek and Elwood Canal, notice of these is given on the Earthcare St Kilda homepage, Friends of Elster Creek on Facebook and to members via email: Creek Clean Up We meet monthly (on a Sunday morning) to remove

  • St Kilda Breakwater

    Constructed for the 1956 Olympics Games, it soon became home to a colony of Little Penguins which currently numbers around 1,300. Although not constructed with Little Penguins in mind, the volcanic rocks used to construct the breakwater proved to be ideal burrows for Little Penguins: The thermal properties of the

  • Foreshore and Reserve Revegetation

    Indigenous flora is precious and unique in its biodiversity and fragility. Earthcare St Kilda, has been involved in the establishment and maintenance of a number of indigenous revegetation projects around the City of Port Phillip since 1987. Reserve and Foreshore Planting Days During the winter months, volunteers from Earthcare St

  • Northern Pacific Seastar Removal

    Not all the marine life residing in Port Phillip Bay is good for the environment and the Northern Pacific Seastar is a good example of how one species can do much to damage the native marine environment. The Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amuensis) has five arms with pointed tips and