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 litter from Elster Creek starting at the Glenhuntly Road bridge and going towards Elsternwick Golf Course. Everyone needs to bring their own gloves and collection bags.
Gio Fitzpatrick leads monthly 2-3 hour Bird Surveys starting from the footbridge at the mouth of Elwood Canal and going up to Elsternwick Park and the golf course. There are drinking taps/toilets en route and you can join and leave at any stage. It is a great way to learn about our local birds. No prior knowledge needed but bring some binoculars if you have some.
There is usually at least one planting activity each winter as part of Earthcare St Kilda’s Revegetation programme.
The Waterwatch program was initiated in 1993 to enable the community to become involved in the monitoring and management of waterways in their catchment. Waterwatch aims to raise knowledge in the community about water issues and to encourage water quality monitoring groups to undertake constructive action. The Elster Creek Waterwatch team meets monthly to conduct water quality testing and the results are available here.
We host talks of interest about flora and fauna.
Friends of Elster Creek also has its own Facebook page so please take a look and ‘Like’ us to keep in touch with what’s happening at Elster Creek or share your Elster Creek experiences.
For further information, please email us.