The Friends of Skeleton Creek have helped to improve the Hoppers Crossing habitat of the growling grass frog.

Last month, volunteers from the group installed plants and boulders along the creek near Bromage Close to improve the lot of the endangered species.

Group vice-president John Dawes said the volunteers put jute matting along the banks of the creek to prevent erosion, mulched along the top and planted some native grass.

“The frogs have an ideal aquatic habitat along Skeleton Creek, but they also like a range of other nearby places to hang out – so that’s why we plant suitable native grasses and some big rocks to sun themselves on,” he said.

“It’s wonderful to hear the growling grass frog when working down along the creek.”

Funding for the recent work came from Melbourne Water, with support from Wyndham council.

Friends of Skeleton Creek secretary Denice Perryman said the group worked with Wyndham and Hobsons Bay councils to maintain the creek, which runs through Tarneit, Truganina, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Seabrook and Altona Meadows.

“We are a social group and welcome all who are able to join us, even if you can only find time to contribute a few hours during the year,” she said.

The group also runs education and planting days for schools. Details: facebook.com/friendsofskeletoncreek or naturewest.org.au