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Read our 2019-20 Annual Report
2019-20 Annual Report
Over 300 program partners, 337 citizen science activities, a record-breaking 21,021 volunteer hours, and 15,035 program participants — 2019-20 was a busy year of rolled-up sleeves for the EcoCentre. Read our 2019-20 Annual Report to find out more about our diverse work last year.
Our Response to COVID-19
Our response to COVID-19
We're launching a suite of free Thursday night seminars, workshops, and presentations. Read our full statement here
EcoCentre Redevelopment
EcoCentre Redevelopment
The new EcoCentre will provide space for Melbourne to connect, act and transform. Read more here

What we're watching: Baykeepers documentary

Protect waterways and wildlife from plastics with Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake (OAM), your independent voice for our beautiful Port Phillip Bay. This award-winning 26-minute doco by Lutman Films highlights the alarming 'plastic soup' that sparked us to design citizen sicence like Clean Bay Blueprint; to help schools and kinders go zero-waste; and to partner with Scouts Victoria to track plastic pollution and stop it where it starts. Short on time? Check out these highlights (each 1-4 minutes).


Local suburbs have 3x more species than Melbourne Zoo!

Our Youth Wildlife Ambassador has recorded over 1000 species in the corridor from Elsternwick Park to the reef at Point Ormond, Elwood. Check out some of our wild neighbours in this clip then join our wildlife walks to meet some fauna in person.


Catchy music video cleans up MC Guttermouth's act


Say G'Day to the Bay

Catch up on local environmental news on the Port Phillip Baykeeper blog. Read Neil's latest article on Melbourne's world class water!

Slip, slop, slap sustainably: reef-safe sunscreens

This summer, beachgoers are urged to slip, slop and slap sustainably by using sunscreen not containing toxic chemicals, to avoid further damage to our reefs. Chemicals in sunscreen can wash off directly to the ocean when swimming. They can also be carried off the sand to the ocean as the tide rises, particularly if beachgoers use spray-on sunscreen which leaves residue chemicals across the sand. Even sunscreen washed off in the shower has the potential to end up in the ocean.  

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.

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