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POSTPONED Let’s Strain the Drain – Patterson Lakes VIC
July 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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*UPDATE* DUE TO THE MELBOURNE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL ADVISE OF A NEW DATE ONCE CONFIRMED. THANK YOU!
What: Let’s Strain the Drain Monitoring
Where: Patterson Lakes Community Centre, 54-70 Thompson Rd, Patterson Lakes VIC 3197
When: Wednesday 21st July 2021, 9 am until 3 pm
NOTE** This event may be postponed with updated Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.
If you cannot join for the whole day, you can come help for a shorter time too!
Lunch will be provided so let us know if you have any allergies / dietary requirements.
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Dress code: please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.
Don’t forget gloves & a reusable water bottle.
About Let’s Strain the Drains:
The Let’s Strain the Drains Project is a Victorian-first monitoring project of marine debris in Port Phillip Bay. This round of the innovative project is funded by the City of Kingston and the City of Greater Dandenong with support from Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Cleanwater Group.
To address the increasing amount of litter washing up on Port Phillip Bay beaches, 46 stormwater drain traps have been installed by the Cleanwater Group in consultation with the councils. The contents captured in the traps will be sorted and counted, providing data to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database which is used to identify specific information on sources and distributions of litter originating from urban areas that would normally flow through the stormwater system into Port Phillip Bay.
The data collected along with an analysis report will assist in the development of local source reduction plans that aim to mitigate the types of litter documented.