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

Planting at Elwood Foreshore

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.

2019 Planting Programme

All events start at 10 am, except for 14 July which starts at 11 am.

Date Location Meet at Volunteers Plants
 19 May  Canterbury Road Urban Forest  Near Fraser Street Light Rail Station
 9 June  Elwood Canal  Between Marine Parade and Barkly Street
 30 June  Elwood Canal  Broadway
 14 July  Elwood Foreshore Reserve  The pedestrian crossing across Marine Parade at Glen Huntly Road
28 July National Tree Day – Point Ormond, Elwood Elwood Canal between Marine Parade and John Cribbes Footbridge

Past Planting Programmes

Year Sites Volunteers Plants
2018 Point Ormond, Elwood
Elwood Canal
HR Johnson Reserve, Middle Park
Elwood Foreshore
90 2800
2017 Elwood Canal
Point Ormond, Elwood (x3)
73 3569
2016 Point Ormond, Elwood
Elwood Canal
HR Johnson Reserve, St Kilda West
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park
55 2600
2015 Point Ormond, Elwood
Canterbury Road Urban Forest, Middle Park (twice)
West Beach Reserve, St Kilda
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

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.