Indigenous flora is precious and unique in its biodiversity and fragility.

Earthcare St Kilda, along with Friends of Port Melbourne Foreshore, has been intimately involved in the establishment and maintenance of a number of indigenous revegetation projects around the City of Port Phillip since 1987 at:

Reserve and Foreshore Planting Days

Tree Planting at West BeachDuring the winter months, volunteers from Earthcare St Kilda spend a Sunday morning working to remove weeds and replant native species of flora at important heritage sites around the City of Port Phillip.

Rangers from the City of Port Phillip and Citywide work with Earthcare St Kilda to plan planting locations, and provide equipment and guidance on the day.  Native seedlings used are sourced from SKINC (St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Cooperative).

Volunteers should bring gardening gloves and dress appropriately for the forecast weather. All equipment and seedlings will be provided.

We also support National Tree Day which is held in July each year.

2016 Planting Programme

Date Location Meet at Time
22 May 2016 Point Ormond, Elwood Children’s play area near junction of Point Ormond Road and Marine Parade 10am
5 June 2016 Elwood Canal, Elwood Canal bank between Barkly and Addison Streets 10am
3 July 2016 HR Johnson Reserve, St Kilda West Reserve is located near the corner of Cowderoy Street and Canterbury Road 10am
31 July 2016 National Tree Day – Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park Between Langridge and Fraser Streets 10am

Past Planting Programmes

Year Sites Volunteers Plants
2015 Point Ormond, Elwood
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park (twice)
West Beach Reserve, St Kilda West
89 3850
2014 West Beach Reserve, St Kilda
Elwood Canal (twice)
HR Johnson Reserve, St Kilda West
72 3775
2013 Elster Creek, Elwood (twice)
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park
Point Ormond, Elwood
86 3640

Useful Links

City of Port Phillip Indigenous Vegetation Areas

Department of Sustainability and Environment Native Vegetation

Further Details

This activity is open to all members of Earthcare, including children supervised by an adult.

For further information on this activity, please email us.