Yalukit Willam Nature Association encourages affiliation with other groups and not for profit organisations who support our vision for Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve, share common interests and are involved in environmental activities and community engagement. We value learning and sharing ideas, discussing issues and creating opportunities for collaboration with partners. Many of our affiliates were igniters of the vision for a restored urban wetland and remain involved and active.

Groups can apply to become an Affiliated Member and partner will benefit from:

  • Sharing knowledge and information
  • Networking meetings, forums and social events to share 
  • News on current plans, projects and resources
  • Voting at the AGM meeting
  • Cross promotion of events and call out for volunteer and community activities

Our Affiliated Members

Port Phillip EcoCentre

The EcoCentre actively builds relationships, educates and demonstrates sustainable environmental practice and strengthen people’s connection to the natural world. The Ecocentre shares knowledge and resources, forums, educational projects and is supported to plan and progress EPNR activities.

Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council

PO Box 2125, St Kida West 3182

email: info@blsc.org.au

Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network (PECAN)

PECAN aims to create and sustain a strong climate action movement in Port Phillip to address the climate crisis. A Plan sets out actions necessary to mitigate our local impact on the environment. The EPA shares knowledge, support for projects, forums and education events to promote its common goals such as flood mitigation and water sensitive design to develop an environmental sustainable nature reserve. 

Love Our Street


Love Our Street 3184 is a local group in Elwood committed to keeping our community beautiful and promoting litter awareness. It holds monthly Street Clean days with volunteers to clean up litter in streets, parks and shopping centres. The epa has formed a 3186 Elsternwick Park Love our Street Group which meets monthly in the park for litter collection to protect the wildlife from hazards and litter entering Elster Creek and flow into Port Phillip Bay. 

Elwood Flood Action Group (eFlag)

EFlag aims to inform the community about the impact of flooding on homes, shopping centres, open spaces and amenities. Elster Creek flows downstream through EPNR and in severe weather events has caused floods. Local people learn about how to prepare for and respond to future floods and advocate to government about mitigating flood events. The EPA shares knowledge, plans and participates in forums to improve policy and plans for flood mitigation. Geoffrey Love is Convenor and on the EPA Committee. 

Friends of Elster Creek(FoEC)

FoEC is a local group of community volunteers who want to protect, improve and expand areas of habitat for indigenous flora and fauna along Elster Creek, generate educational opportunities for the public regarding biodiversity and conservation, reduce pollution flowing into Port Phillip Bay and improve the aesthetic appeal of Elster Creek. The epa shares ideas, knowledge, volunteer activities such as bird surveys, nest box installation and revegetation to enhance Elster Creek, including EPNR. Joint members of EPA & FOEC

Bayside Climate Change Action Group (BCCCAG)

BCCAG are a non-profit community organisation that works to reduce the impact of climate change and promote sustainability by creating and delivering information, education, plans and facilitating action and influencing decision-makers. Epa shares information and group promotes activities. No we are not a partner on their website

Bayside Friends Environment Network (BEFN)

BEFN helps people care for the environment by helping them establish a knowledgeable and caring relationship and provides a forum for environmental volunteers to exchange ideas, skills and experiences to network with others beyond bayside and runs working bees and education for the community. EPA exchanges information and ideas. 

Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens

The world’s botanic gardens are custodians of critically needed scientific and horticultural knowledge, and their landscapes a source of inspiration, learning and a place for positive social change.

The Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens brings together botanic organisations and friends to take action to protect and enable adaptation of botanic landscapes in a changing climate. By working together, we can protect our treasured botanic landscapes. The time for working together is now. 

Friends of Native Wildlife Inc

Friends of Native Wildlife are Bayside (Melbourne, Australia) residents active in conserving local native fauna. They promote conservation of our wildlife through education and engagement, surveys, advising local authorities, and working to improve habitat.

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