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.
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.
*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).
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.
Find out more at Our Environment.
Looking for ideas to be more sustainable at home?
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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We receive additional support from a City of Port Adelaide Enfield Living Environment Grant and funding from the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust.