Turn off the Tap!

“Turn off the Tap” involves positive action around plastic pollution in our waterways. By combining schools and community education in the upper river catchments with beach litter audits, we aim to increase community awareness of and action towards littering behaviour in Melbourne’s suburbs. After all, what happens in the ‘burbs, impacts on the Bay and our amazing Port Phillip Bay marine wildlife is too precious to lose.

You will be helping the Port Phillip EcoCentre and their project partner Friends of Westgate Park with litter collections, litter audits and planting of native vegetation in Westgate Park. We will be working on the banks of the Yarra near the Westgate Bridge, where the outflow of (sub)urban litter is very obvious. Planting native vegetation in Westgate Park, helps combat erosion and creates healthy habitat for local wildlife species.


Location: Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne

Max participants: 60

Full day cost: $7200 plus GST

Cost includes all materials for undertaking planting with Friends of Westgate Park.


For more information and costings, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Anthony Gallacher on anthony@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.