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Port Phillip EcoCentre

Port Phillip EcoCentre

The Port Phillip EcoCentre is a not-for-profit organisation that works with Melbourne's community, business, educators and government to protect and enhance our living environment from the 'burbs to the Bay.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION POWERS OUR SOLUTIONS

You will be sent a receipt as soon as your donation is received. If you wish to discuss a donation or bequest please contact April Seymore april@ecocentre.com

How will your tax deductible donation be used?

To map our way to a plastic-free Bay

  • Education for schools and the community to protect and restore life in Port Phillip Bay and its catchments
  • Public screening and distribution of Baykeepers documentary film to kick start community action against plastic pollution in Port Phillip Bay
  • Community clean-ups of streets, waterways and beaches
  • Support for practical environmental action for community environment groups around the Bay and in its catchments
  • Promotion of environmental stewardship through partnerships with Indigenous cultural organisations to share knowledge and unique perspectives of the Bay

To train warriors for wildlife

  • Partnering with Traditional Owners to share knowledge and work to protect cultural heritage sites, and marine and terrestrial habitats
  • Working with young people to build and install nest-boxes for locally threatened native wildlife
  • Wildlife walks and talks: young environmental experts lead and guide others to learn, explore and protect
  • Empowering Youth Wildlife Ambassadors: to encourage, train and support young naturalists to protect local native species
  • Support for the Sustainability Schools Festival: to celebrate and reward school children and schools who are environmental champions

To back citizen science and eliminate ecological threats

  • Research into microplastic pollution in the Bay: conducting manta-net trawls in the Bay and its waterways to document, research and publish findings
  • Marine biodiversity surveys and research in areas affected by catchment run-off eg. the rocky reef at Point Ormond
  • Shell and mollusc research around the Bay incorporating new surveys and analysis and documentation of survey results conducted over the past 5 years
  • Citizen science projects to monitor Bay health indicator species, pest seastars and collection and analysis of micro plastic contamination (nurdles) from our beaches.
  • Research and development of innovative local neighbourhood scale green waste composting systems
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Contact Details

55a Blessington St.
ST KILDA VIC, 3182

0395253102
Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.