Corporate Volunteering: Urban Wildlife Conservation Day
Location: Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne Availability: Year-round Group Size: Up to 60 Length: Full day Cost: Full day: $8000 + GST. Program Themes: planting, trees, vegetation, litter, wildlife, erosion, animals
You will be helping the Port Phillip EcoCentre and their project partner Westgate Biodiversity with litter collections, litter audits and planting of native vegetation in Westgate Park. You will be working on the banks of the Yarra near the Westgate Bridge, where the outflow of (sub)urban litter is very obvious. After all, what happens in the ‘burbs impacts on the Bay and our amazing Port Phillip Bay marine wildlife.
You will also be helping to restore Westgate Park for urban wildlife by planting native vegetation, which helps combat erosion and creates healthy habitat for local wildlife species.
Data obtained during litter collections will help us track litter and stop it at the source. This activity includes a wildlife wander through Westgate Park.
Morning tea and lunch are not included. There are nearby lunch options (cafés), or volunteers can bring their own.
The exact schedule depends on the activity, weather, tides and the preferences of the volunteers. We are happy to tailor it to your needs.
The cost per session includes: The services of knowledgeable, First Aid trained staff members,
all preparation, materials and equipment for the number of volunteers per activity, liability and personal accident insurance for all volunteers, and all materials for undertaking planting with Westgate Biodiversity. Costs of the activities are based on our staff costs and the costs of running the day. This means that it is up to
the client to make sure the maximum number of volunteer spots is filled.
“It was a fun and social day! I enjoyed the opportunity to do an outdoor activity that helped the environment, while getting to know colleagues I don't get to talk to regularly.”
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.