A unique event on the Clyde River foreshore celebrating World Oceans Day on Tuesday 8 June will showcase local Eurobodalla initiatives helping to reduce marine debris and stop litter at its source.
At Sea Solutions on the Clyde (Bhundoo), find out what’s lurking in local stormwater drains, learn more about Snapper Island’s little penguin colony from a penguin expert and see what local school students are doing to protect the Clyde River and the ocean beyond.
Eurobodalla Council’s environmental education officer Bernadette Davis said Council, community groups, businesses and schools were all working together to protect the coastal environment – and Sea Solutions would bring them all in one place.
“Oceans and seas cover more than 70 per cent of the earth. Oceans feed us, regulate our climate, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe,” Ms Davis said.
“Despite their importance, oceans and coasts face unprecedented threats from plastic waste, climate change, overfishing and destruction of sensitive habitats.
“Come along and see what’s being done to protect this precious resource – and, most importantly, how you can help too.
“Businesses can also get their hands on some trial packs to test out alternatives to plastic straws, cups, containers and other single-use plastics.”
Sea Solutions on the Clyde (Bhundoo – the Indigenous name of the Clyde River), will be held from 9.30am to 1pm, on the Batemans Bay Clyde Street foreshore – just look for Council’s education trailer, which will be parked near the toilet block.
It is free and no bookings are required.