This National Volunteer Week come and help us conduct an AUSMAP Micro-plastic survey at Matilda Bay. We will be monitoring for plastic pollution across foundation sites along the Swan River and Perth coast. This is a project aimed at empowering individuals and communities to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter. The survey will be conducted by Thomas Crutchett, a PHD student from the UWA Oceans Institute.
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) will also be running a separate macro marine debris activity along the river. CVA is committed to reducing the amount of plastic litter entering our creeks, rivers and oceans and causing harm to the animals that call these places home. Plastic is around 60-95% of the litter in our waterways and oceans, and causes a wide range of issues in these environments.
To say thanks, we will be treating all the volunteers to a free lunch on the river (we're talking LOADS of pizza and delicious drinks ya’ll)
Details about the event:
Date: Thursdau 19th May
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 (lunch from 12:30 onwards)
Meet: at Guild Volunteering office at 9:15 and we will walk together to Matilda Bay Gazebo
What to wear/bring: Please wear flat, enclosed shoes and attire suitable for manual activities. We also recommend bringing a water bottle & hat.
COVID -19 Safety: A COVID-19 safety plan is in place for this activity and physical distancing, good hygiene and other measures will be in place. We require anyone who is feeling unwell to STAY HOME. If you or someone you have been in contact with has been tested for COVID-19 and it is positive or pending a result you are required to STAY HOME.
This event is sponsered by Volunteering WA and Lottery West
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