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.

Click HERE to visit the In Our Street page to explore videos, stories, resources and more.

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A framework for extraordinary humans to work on projects that create greener, kinder, more connected neighbourhoods.
We started In Our Street in 2021 and since then we’ve been supporting our pilot groups, listening to your feedback, and creating resources to support new projects.
We’ve been collecting stories of legendary humans who are already doing wonderful things in their communities. Think food gardens, little libraries, verge gardens, recycling stations and street art.
 
Videos, stories, handbooks, examples and templates galore. For anyone, anywhere to use.
 
If you’ve ever dreamt of living on a street where neighbours are friendly, sharing resources, swapping seedlings, stories and excess produce, with gorgeous green gardens, butterflies, bees and colourful native trees, then In Our Street is for you.
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. 
 

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

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

Curious what the PAE Citizen Science volunteers are finding? Have a look at the 2023 Autum Bird Monitoring Report here.

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 in our 2022-2023 snapshot

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ACHIEVEMENTS 2022 - 2023

The Port Environment Centre is seeded by

We receive additional support from a City of Port Adelaide Enfield Living Environment Grant and funding from the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust.