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What’s down Our Drains Litter Trap Audit – Gladstone
November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What: What’s down Our Drains litter trap audit – Gladstone
When: Monday 2nd November 2020 | 9am-12pm
Where: Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) Alf O’Rourke Drive, Gladstone Marina Services (next door to Curtis Ferry Services)
To Register: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The What’s Down Our Drains project has seen a number of at-source litter traps, known as Drain Buddies, installed in hotspot locations around Gladstone. The purpose of this project is to prevent and identify land-based sources of marine debris polluting Gladstone’s waterways and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. So far, over 720kg of pollution has been prevented from entering our waterways. Understanding the type of litter helps us put in place strategies to reduce its release into the environment in the first place.
Join us for the November round of audits to see what has been captured! Tangaroa Blue will provide training on the data collection along with project partners Fitzroy Basin Association.
Tangaroa Blue will provide all PPE, volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring their own lunch/snacks and drinking water.
To register, please email email@example.com.
The What’s Down Our Drains program, has been initiated as part of the Local Action Community Reef Protection Grant, funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The program is delivered by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) and Tangaroa Blue Foundation with support from the Capricorn Coast and Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committees.
Please note this is a COVID Safe Event – we do require volunteers to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you check the latest QLD Government COVID requirements https://www.qld.gov.au/…/public…/movements-gatherings – and if you feel unwell – please don’t attend and stay at home – we’ll catch you at another event in the future 😊