Environmental Events

Greening our Future Events

Council runs a six monthly series of FREE environmental sustainability events, designed to help residents live more sustainably. A variety of topics are offered, to help people reduce their environmental impacts and actively enhance the biodiversity and amenity of our local environment.

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Solar and batteries - is now the time?

This popular information session will give you independent facts and expert advice from an energy analyst, Kieran Price, from the not for profit organisation Renew (previously known as Alternative Technology Association.) Kieran has worked on many projects assessing the benefits of solar installations for homes, businesses and local governments.

The session aims to clarify some of the issues and confusion around rooftop solar panels and battery storage for homeowners.

Find out when is the right time for you to invest in this exciting technology, and have many of your questions answered by an expert who isn't trying to sell you a product.

It's a free event, but bookings are essential.

When: Thursday 21 March, 7 - 9pm
Where:
Frankston Football Club, Graham Room, Corner of Plowman Place and Young St, Frankston
Book your spot online

Gardens for wildlife

Learn how to encourage native animals like birds, bats, frogs and butterflies into your garden, by doing a few simple things to create a safe haven for wildlife as well as yourself.

Local wildlife carers Janet and Paula will show how to design and maintain your garden in a wildlife-friendly way. By providing a few simple elements such as water, food resources and shelter you can create a safe haven that encourages native birds, bats, lizards, frogs, butterflies and other insects to your garden.

It's a free event, but bookings are essential.

When: Saturday 23 March, 10am - 12pm
Where:
Karingal PLACE Neighbourhood Centre, 103 Ashleigh Avenue, Frankston
Book your spot online

Earth Hour: Nature after dark

Earth Hour is a world-wide movement to protect our earth. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by turning off the lights for an hour at 8.30pm local time, as a symbolic show of solidarity.

In Frankston City, join us for a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth Hour and discover what comes out after dark in beautiful Paratea Reserve. With the help of a local Ranger - and your night vision - you can do some nocturnal wildlife spotting and perhaps also some stargazing (if it’s not too cloudy).

It's a very special way to experience Earth Hour!

Make sure you dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes; small torch optional.

It's a free event, but bookings are essential.

When: Saturday 30 March, 7.30 -9pm
Where:
Paratea Flora and Fauna Reserve - Paratea Avenue, Frankston south
Book your spot online

Indigenous Nursery Open Day

Discover your local community nursery and enjoy a range of enjoyable activities for the whole family.

Come along to pick up some well-priced native plants for your garden, explore the beautiful surrounds, meet some helpful staff members and volunteers who can give you great gardening advice, and join in lots of special free education activities for the whole family.

Watch this space for more details to be released soon about activities on the day.

When: Saturday 4 May, 9am – 1pm
Where: Frankston Indigenous Nursery - 7 McMannis Way (off McCulloch Avenue), Seaford

Creating a Raingarden

Raingardens are self-watering, low-maintenance gardens designed to protect our rivers and creeks, by capturing stormwater that runs off hard surfaces when it rains. Raingardens naturally filter and purify the stormwater before it reaches local creeks that lead to the bay, significantly reducing water pollution.

This interactive education session is for anyone with an outdoor area of any size, as raingardens can be adapted for many different locations, shapes and sizes. Raingardens are easy to maintain, especially if you use native Australian plants; they don't need to be watered, mowed or fertilised.

Residents near creeks or beaches are especially encouraged to come along to find out more! Our guest speaker, Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden, is an expert on raingarden design and has helped construct many in a variety of locations.

This is a free session, but bookings essential.
Book your spot online

When: Wednesday 15 May, 7-9pm
Where: Frankston Life Saving Club - 1/N Long Island Drive, Frankston

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Contact Us

Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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