Help improve the biodiversity of the magnificent and iconic Tea Tree Reserve and join the Port Phillip Baykeeper in collecting important data about micro-plastics that end up on our foreshore.
Citizen scientists collect macro and micro-plastics from 1m2 quadrats on transects running from the top of the beach to the nearest shoreline. Collections from each quadrat are placed in labelled zip-lock bags for later analysis. Quadrats on each transect are located at the top of beach, mid beach, and last high tide line. To capture a representative sample of all conditions on the beach, 3 or more transects are surveyed, located between the widest and narrowest sections of beach.
Following this activity, the Port Phillip EcoCentre (PPEC) will help participants to identify local native plants and their ecological role in stabilising coastlines, learn the histories of community-led native revegetation, and actively participate in a variety of conservation activities
This work will protect and enhance the biodiversity of this pre-colonial remnant vegetation site, and encourage habitat for small birds such as the Superb Blue Fairy-wren that are disappearing from coastal areas due to habitat fragmentation.
PPEC will organise monthly volunteer events (on the third Saturday of each month) along the Elwood Foreshore reserve.
We hope that you can join in the fun at these accessible, family friendly events.
Register now to join the Beachkeepers and get the exact meeting location for this activity.
This program is funded for six months by the Palais Community Fund.
Fore more information contact us:
Telephone: (03) 9534 0670