Knox Environment Society
- IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE -
The KES Indigenous Nursery is closed for the duration of Lockdown.
Please note all events on our calendar are also postponed until further notice.
Hopefully we will be able to reopen again soon and the following rules will apply:
Knox Environment Society Objectives
To actively promote sustainability within Knox and the wider community;
To engage in projects and activities that monitor, protect and enhance the environment;
To work with stakeholders including government, the community and business to advance environmental and sustainability policies, programs and practices.
Our motto: "Principle before profit."
KES Indigenous Nursery
In 1985, the Knox Environment Society established what is believed to be one of the first indigenous nurseries in Australia. The Indigenous Nursery is completely volunteer run and most of the money the Society earned through plant sales goes back into the community for environmental campaigns and projects, both locally and globally, such as the Sword-grass Brown Butterfly project, local wildlife carers, lobbying for better public transport and donations to other groups striving for similar objectives.
To find out more about what our Nursery volunteers do, please please see our Volunteering at the KES Nursery page.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please see our Membership page.
If you would like to visit us or buy plants, please see our Location and Open Hours.
Pop-up Market in Rowville - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN
The Rowville Lysterfield Anti Quarry Expansion Group will be holding a pop-up market in Rowville to fund their efforts to oppose the expansion of the Hanson Quarry in Lysterfield, and KES will have a stall on the day.
Featuring a dozen local community stalls and other vendors, the market will showcase local small business and community groups.
When: Sunday 18th July 18th 2021 from 8am to 5pm
Where: Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Road, Rowville
For further information or to apply for a stall, please contact Giselle Esperon, email@example.com.
Have Your Say: Knox's Climate Response Plan
Knox Nature Discovery Passport
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Cover Photo by Melissa Allen: Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids