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Let’s Strain the Drains – St Kilda – VIC
March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Let’s Strain the Drains Project is a Victorian-first monitoring project of marine debris in Port Phillip Bay. This innovative project is funded by the Victorian State Government, delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Cleanwater Group and Sustainability Victoria with support from the Cities of Wyndham, Hobson’s Bay, Moreland, Kingston, Maribyrnong, and Greater Dandenong.
To address the increasing amount of litter washing up on Port Phillip Bay beaches, 120 stormwater drain traps have been installed by the Cleanwater Group in consultation with the six 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. These audits will be completed by volunteers between now and May 2020.
The data collected along with an analysis report will be presented at a community forum to assist in the development of local source reduction plans that aim to mitigate the types of litter documented.
This event will be held on March 4th from 8am – 4pm at the Port Phillip Eco Centre, 55A Blessington St, St Kilda VIC 3182. Lunch will be provided, so please register so that we know how many to cater for, and to let us know of any dietary requirements. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle.
We will also be holding two additional Let’s Strain the Drains monitoring days on March 5th and 6th in Melbourne. As soon as the venues are confirmed, we will add these to the event calendar.
Dress code: please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.
Register by emailing email@example.com.