Neil Blake, OAM, is the award-winning Port Phillip Baykeeper.
We are all now familiar with the fact that sunscreen is important in helping to protect our skin from sun damage. But what is the sunscreen we are dousing ourselves with doing to the environment?
Clean Bay Blueprint
This project has discovered nearly 1.4 Billion litter items reach the Bay each year from the surface of our two urban rivers.
79% (1.1 Billion) of this is microplastics.
Help the Little Penguins of St Kilda by improving their habitat!
Map of recorded Tawny Frogmouth sightings in SE Melbourne, reported since December 2010: Please note that this map is only updated with reported sightings monthly.
Get your hands dirty and learn how to become a Marine Citizen Scientist!
Neil Blake (OAM) is the founder of the EcoCentre and Port Phillip Baykeeper with the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeepers are community defenders who protect the world’s waterways and give them a voice. Neil has been monitoring biodiversity and threats in Melbourne’s waterways for years; his findings have been used to inform government, community and stakeholders about the state of our rivers and Bay.
Research now says that time in nature benefits our cognitive, psychological and physical wellbeing, our capability for insight and resilience - and that corporate volunteering corresponds to job satisfaction.
Corporate Social Responsibility through Wild Volunteering!
The EcoCentre offers highly engaging, knowledgeable speakers and workshop facilitators with a range of specialist expertise for your event.
EcoCentre staff are experienced in public speaking, radio and television appearances, workshop facilitation, panel and table discussion facilitation, leading experiential workshops and events and event MC-ing.
Your Port Phillip Baykeeper monitors the pulse of our Bay, conducting research, action and education on a number of issues:
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.