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:
- Hester Reserve, Port Melbourne
- Elwood Canal
- Middle Park Beach
- Balaclava Rail Reserve
- Canterbury Road Urban Forest
- Elwood Foreshore
- HR Johnson Reserve, St Kilda West
- Lagoon Reserve, Port Melbourne
- West Beach, St Kilda
- Perc White Reserve, Port Melbourne
Reserve and Foreshore Planting Days
During 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
|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
|2015||Point Ormond, Elwood
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park (twice)
West Beach Reserve, St Kilda West
|2014||West Beach Reserve, St Kilda
Elwood Canal (twice)
HR Johnson Reserve, St Kilda West
|2013||Elster Creek, Elwood (twice)
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park
Point Ormond, Elwood
This activity is open to all members of Earthcare, including children supervised by an adult.
For further information on this activity, please email us.