Do come along Maribyrnong River Litter Blitz on the 3 March 2019 from 10AM to 1PM at the Footscray City Rowing Club. This morning will be all about clearing our precious Maribyrnong within and along its’ banks. We’ll provide some boats, bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can LOVE YOUR RIVER!
The Maribyrnong River Litter Blitz is part of the Yarra Riverkeepers Litter Blitz.
In April 2018, in collaboration with Melbourne Water and Cleanwater Group, five tonnes of litter and polystyrene contaminated soil were vacuumed and removed from the Yarra reed bed system. The 5-day blitz culminated in a community event which drew over 200 attendees from across Melbourne who collected a further 450 kg of rubbish from the river. The Blitz attracted a lot of media attention including extensive coverage on the second season of ‘War on Waste’. Following the success of the pilot, the Yarra Riverkeeper will run an additional 5 blitzes within the lower Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers over the next two years.
We will be having a gold coin donation sausage sizzle at the end of the event!
Please register HERE.
Proudly support by Melbourne Water and the Victorian Government.