International Coastal Cleanup Day
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