Let’s Strain the Drains – St Kilda – VIC

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 info@tangaroablue.org.

Nelson Australian Marine Debris Initiative Workshop – VIC

If all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do.
That is why the Tangaroa Blue Foundation invites you to join this free workshop to learn how the rubbish you collect from your beaches and waterways can help your community to establish a good baseline of data that you can then use to create an understanding of what are the most common items being found and where they might be coming from. This enables individuals and communities to engage with all likely stakeholders and partners to create a strategy that would stop those items collected from ever entering the environment in the first place.

Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is for any community members, local businesses, school representatives and government representatives interested in assisting in the development of a local plan that stops litter at its source. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to have experience in this field, just an interest in protecting our local environment.

Afternoon tea will be provided
Please RSVP by 25th Jan

To register please contact
Melissa Tuliranta
melissa@tangaroablue.org
M. 0423 063 820

This event is funded by Volunteer Connect and supported by Barwon South West WRRG and Nelson Coastcare.

Let’s Strain the Drains – Braybrook – VIC

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 January 24th from 8am – 4pm at the Braybrook Community Hub, 107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook, VIC 3019. View a map to the location here.

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.

Dress code: please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.

Register by emailing info@tangaroablue.org.

Let’s Strain the Drains – St Kilda – VIC

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 January 23rd 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 Wednesday 22nd January and Friday 24th January 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 info@tangaroablue.org.

Let’s Strain the Drains – Brunswick East – VIC

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 January 22nd from 8am – 4pm at CERES Community Environment Park, Multicultural Room, Corner Stewart and Roberts Streets, Brunswick East, VIC 3057. 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.

Dress code: please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.

Register by emailing info@tangaroablue.org.

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