Clean Marine

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Clean Marine – Port River Shoreline Clean-up proudly sponsored by ATCO

KESAB is proud to partner with ATCO Australia and the South Australian Community to deliver the Clean Marine – Port River Shoreline Clean-up project. At the heart of the project is community partnerships project outcomes which will see a reduction in the amount of Marine litter and Roadside litter on the shoreline, banks and roads that lead to the Port River.

The Clean Marine – Port River Shoreline Clean-up continues the work being done around South Australia by volunteers in protecting the environment. Members of the public are invited to participate in this project and are provided with the necessary equipment to carry out this volunteer work. If not disposed of correctly, littered items can cause harm in the marine environment.

Plastics are particularly dangerous in the marine environment, and in addition to the dangers posed to marine life from ingestion and entanglement, the plastic can break down into ‘dust’ particles smaller than grains of sand. These toxic particles have been found to contaminate our shores and oceans and are passed up the food chain to fish and ultimately humans.

Who can get involved?

Community Groups – Many community groups like to participate in environmental care activities. Community Service Clubs – Cultural organisations – Church organisations – Friendship Groups – Walking Groups – Youth Groups, just to name a few.

Individuals – Register your interest and meet at the designated location where others are cleaning or just nominate your section and let us know when you will be active.

Schools – This outdoor activity provides an opportunity for students to consider how human behaviour affects the eco system and our waterways. It is not just about the litter collected but about the positive impact the participating students’ actions has on the local community. Link this activity to the curriculum and help your students become leaders in environmental protection.

Businesses – If your business operates in the region, then you have a stake in the protection of the Port River and its surrounding environments. If you would like to provide an opportunity for your staff to work alongside their local community members, then join the project.

Participant activities will be promoted through KESAB social media and individuals or organisation representatives are invited to share their experience on the Road Watch Clean Marine Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KESABCLEANMARINE and there will be recognition on the KESAB website.

How to get involved?

Please register as a Community Group, School, Individual or Business by emailing your details to Louise via roadwatch@kesab.asn.au or phone 08 8234 7255 or 0418 612 078. Pick a date that suits from the chart below and let Louise know how many people will be participating. We will get back to you with further details.

Community Clean Up Dates

Saturday June 29th & Saturday August 31st

Business and Schools Clean Up Dates

Friday June 28th & Friday August 30th