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.

ReefClean – Monitoring and Marine Debris Collection, Benaraby Bridge, Gladstone, QLD

Join ReefClean for a beach monitoring and marine debris collection session at Benaraby Bridge in Gladstone with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

All marine debris will be analysed, and the data uploaded to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, a national marine debris Database that is used to identify the source of the debris and reduce litter in the environment.

This is a single-use plastic free event. Bring a reusable water bottle, hat, sun-smart clothing, and closed-in shoes.

No prior experience is necessary, our friendly team leaders will teach you everything that you need to know on the day.

Meet the team at 7:30 at 11/120 Goondoon Street Gladstone 4680 QLD, Australia. The event finishes around 4 pm but since you may be travelling some distance back to the office, please book any onward travel connections for later in the evening.

To RSVP and for more information please click here.

 

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and is delivered by the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

ReefClean – Monitoring and Marine Debris Collection, Conway Beach, Mackay, QLD

Join ReefClean for a beach monitoring and marine debris collection session at Conway Beach in Mackay with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

All marine debris will be analysed, and the data uploaded to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, a national marine debris Database that is used to identify the source of the debris and reduce litter in the environment.

This is a single-use plastic free event. Bring a reusable water bottle, hat, sun-smart clothing, and closed-in shoes.

No prior experience is necessary, our friendly team leaders will teach you everything that you need to know on the day.

Meet the team at 7:30 at Suite 1, 85 Gordon St, Mackay 4740 QLD, Australia. The event finishes around 4 pm but since you may be travelling some distance back to the office, please book any onward travel connections for later in the evening.

To RSVP and for more information please click here.

 

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and is delivered by the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

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