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Affiliated Membership

The EcoCentre was created as an 'umbrella group' with the vision of providing support to smaller, like-minded organisations in the form of facilities, infrastructure, equipment and expertise.

Affiliate Membership is available to groups and not-for-profit organisations involved in environmental or community building activities with an environmental component.  

To see who our current Affiliate Members are, click here

Benefits for our Affiliates include:

Marine Biologist for a Day

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.

 

Wildlife and Nest Boxes

Wildlife and Nest Boxes 

 

Melbourne has an incredible variety of native plants and animals living within our suburbs and Bay. The EcoCentre is passionate about sharing the wonders of this urban wildlife with everyone through: 

  • School and ELC incursions and excursions
  • Community Walks
  • Community festivals and events
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Keynote speaking

 

Wildlife within Melbourne (and other urban ares) especially arboreal (tree-dependant) and noctural (active during the night) species face numerous pressures from urbanisation. 

The EcoCentre has a long running urban habitat and nest box program that provide much needed homes (habitat) for the following species:

  • Eastern Rosella
  • Microbats (especially Gould's Wattled Bat)
  • Wood Duck

Build Nesting Boxes for Wildlife

Learn how to construct wildlife boxes for urban critters!

Did you know? Micro-bat nesting box: Over 20 bats can live in one tube and each bat will eat up to 3000 mosquitoes per night!

Despite the urban location, you’d be surprised at the abundance of wildlife located in and around the suburbs of Melbourne. Many of these wildlife require hollows for shelter, but a lack of hollows in the urban environment make it a highly competitive place to live.

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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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