The Port Environment Centre is a community driven organisation and 'gathering place' that supports the community in living sustainably, valuing, caring for, learning about and enjoying the experience of the natural coastal, marine and estuarine environment.

Get involved with Citizen Science

Christine is a Citizen Scientist monitoring resident and migratory bird populations at Mutton Cove. Over 4 years, she’s learnt all about our local birds – from scratch! – witnessed the enormous growth of the mangroves, observed elegant parrots, singing honeyeaters and her personal favourite, the spotted crake. The data she collects contributes to a national database, which ultimately informs the conservation and management of these crucial wild places.
 
Thanks for sharing your experiences with us in our latest video – see the short clip HERE.
 

If you’re interested in citizen science or environmental volunteering check out our latest blog post!

There are so many ways to get involved, from monitoring reefs and mapping microplastics, to composting and community gardening.

100 local plant fact sheets have been created for the metro Adelaide area as part of the Seeds for Change project.

These fact sheets describe the basic info (size, flowers etc.) of 100 local native plants, including planting and care info, how to propagate and the fauna they support.
 
Seeds for Change is a Junction Community Centre initiative. 
 

CLICK HERE to access them all

Have a look at our COASTAL PLACES GUIDE!

Printed copies available at the Port Environment Centre or the Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre.

This guide highlights some of our cherished coastal places. We hope this guide inspires and supports you to discover and connect with our diverse natural environments and that you enjoy connecting with Port Adelaide’s nature as much as we do.

Our coastal environments and the sites shared in this guide are treasured by many. We encourage you to take time to observe, learn and tread lightly when enjoying our coastal places.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR DIGITAL COPY

*Funding for this guide was received from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield through the Covid Recovery Program.

 

Who we are

The Port Environment Centre is a place to meet like-minded individuals and learn more about the local environment, local environmental community groups and how to live more sustainably in your own home.

Come in to talk to us about the environment or sustainable living, find a book in our community library, or recycle your unusual items in our resource recovery station run by the Port Environment Centre Waste Advisory Group (PECWAG).

A big part of what we do here at the centre are events and activities. To be kept up to date with upcoming events and opportunities sign up to our mailing list for monthly emails.

If you need a space to host an environment focused event or meeting, ask about hosting an event here.

There are so many great ways to get involved with many active local environmental community groups. We would love to help you get connected, so drop in for a chat, consider volunteering or attend one of our events.

 

Looking for opportunities to connect with nature?

We’re proud to share out Coastal Places Guide with you. Use it to discover local places to visit and enjoy our local natural environment.

Check out our nature bingo activities for the river and the coast, and our kids adventure trail.

Find out more at Our Environment.

 

Looking for ideas to be more sustainable at home?

Check out our Recycling in PAE brochure and the Plastic free shopping guide.

Consider planting local native plants in your garden or on your balcony.

You can find these and other useful links on our Links and Resources page.

 

See what we’ve been up to since we opened in March 2019

ACHIEVEMENTS GREEN ADELAIDE FUNDING (June 2021 - July 2022)
PAE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (Nov 2020 - Nov 2021)
ACHIEVEMENTS (June 2020 - July 2021)
ACHIEVEMENTS (November 2019 - June 2020)
OUR FIRST YEAR (March 2019 - March 2020)

 

Recent Reporting Highlights

 

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