Let's Strain The Drain - Warrnambool, VIC
What: Let's Strain the Drain Monitoring
When: May 15th 2021, 10am-1pm
Where: Archie Graham Community Centre, 118 Timor Street, Warrnambool VIC
(Please note: Meter parking at the event, free parking in nearby streets.)
Let's face it. If every time we attended a CITO or beach cleanup event there was nothing to pick up, we would have achieved our aim.
Sadly, that's probably not going to happen anytime soon.
This event is a little different to previous CITO events in that the trash has already been strained from the local drains, collected and transported to the sorting centre.
It now needs to be sorted by the volunteers and recorded in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.
This will be our task at the CITO.
This event will be held indoors at the Archie Graham Community Centre, 118 Timor Street, Warrnambool VIC
About Let's Strain the Drains:
The project builds on existing beach clean-up data by analysing stormwater drain data to help identify the source of what is being found on our beaches and reduce litter at the source. 10 stormwater drain traps have been installed by the Cleanwater Group in consultation with the Warrnambool City council to better understand what type and what quantities of litter escape into the stormwater system.
The contents of the traps will be sorted and counted with the help of volunteers.
The data collected from the audits is submitted into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, which is then used to identify specific information on sources and distributions of litter originating from urban areas that would normally flow through the stormwater system into the waterways. The results will be published in an open community forum where the representatives of the council, businesses, schools and community members can learn more of the issue and start to work on source reduction plans for certain items to further reduce the amount of litter escaping into the environment.
**This project is supported by the Victorian State Government through the Coastcare Victoria Community Grant
What to bring:
Reusable water bottle
Gloves (if you prefer to use your own, but we also provide gloves if needed)
Hand sanitizer (but you are encouraged to bring your own.)
Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.
In order to comply with State Govt. COVID requirements:
Please register with Tangaroa Blue by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone over 12 years old must wear a fask mask if it is not possible to socially distance.
A QR code will be provided to register your event attendance and to provide a record as per Victorian Government guidelines.
Please include the number of attendees in your 'will attend' log.