The Bellarine Catchment Network are delighted to be partnering with the Aquatic Environmental Stress Research Group at RMIT University (AQUEST) and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority as part of a Coastcare Victoria grant to launch Litter Trackers in Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast waterways.
The Litter Trackers: ‘Burbs to the Bay' project connects scientists with schools and community groups to launch GPS tracked bottles into Geelong’s waterways to demonstrate how and where litter travels in our waterways.
The project aims to reduce littering in Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast and educate communities about the environmental effects of litter on our waterways, to empower individuals with the knowledge to make informed choices about preventable litter pollution. To read more about the project and track the progress of the bottles, visit the Burbs to the Bay project page
The next six bottles will be launched at the Belmont Common Boat Ramp on 25th of August from 10am and will be attended by Christine Couzen MP as well as students from Geelong High School & Northern Bay College.
Please join us this Thursday at 10am to launch the litter trackers!