International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 11, 2015

Join us on the 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup Day to learn about and help protect our unique local wildlife! Saturday 19th September – 10am to 1pm – Cowes Jetty

Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world. It is the largest volunteer event in the world – an astounding 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash in the 2014 Cleanup!

Marine debris is a global pollution problem that impacts human health and safety, endangers wildlife and costs local and national economies millions in wasted resources and lost revenues.

Phillip Island is home to a large and diverse wildlife population, that needs our protection.
Marine debris harms wildlife through entanglement, ingestion & disruption of habitat – You can make a difference!
Maybe spend the day walking on your local beach and picking up any litter you find, other ways you can help;

•Use less stuff • Make careful consumer choices • Consider packaging when shopping
•Purchase reusable products • Refuse disposables and single use plastics •Re-use Items
• Recycle and properly dispose of waste • Collect any litter you find

You can also donate to Ocean Conservancy here