Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign at Glenelg Beach
It’s been around 6 months since Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign team held a full-scale public beach clean but they’re back and everyone’s invited to share a little ocean love.
The event will be part of SA’s inaugural Festival of Nature and will also feature a story to be regaled by local volunteer Josh, who’s returned home after a period on Sea Shepherd’s MV White Holly. Hear how his love of our marine environment led to him taking part in Operation Milagro to help save the critically endangered Vaquita Porpoise in the seas around Mexico.
All those participating will also be helping gather data for the 2020 Global Brand Audit. All debris collected will be sorted, counted and recorded for submission to this important survey.
What to Bring & What to Wear
Bring gloves to wear (compulsory to BYO and wear gloves due to COVID) and bring your own reusable water bottle (no single-use plastic, please). Also wear closed in shoes.
About the Marine Debris Campaign
Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Campaign was launched in 2016. Since then, over 600 beach and waterway clean-ups have been conducted engaging over 25,000 thousand volunteers around the country.
Cleaning our beaches is a vital tool to remove trash form the marine environment. For every big item you remove from the beach — every bottle, every bucket — you prevent that one large item from fragmenting up into potentially thousands of micro plastics bits that would otherwise pollute the ocean.
It is estimated that every year one million seabirds and 100,000 turtles and marine mammals such as dolphins, whales and seals die due to plastic pollution in the oceans and that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans today.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Beach Clean Facebook event page.
What: Glenelg Beach Clean – Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign
When: Saturday 26 September 2020 | 9.45am
Where: Glenelg Beach | Next to the Glenelg SLSC, Glenelg
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Image Source: Sea Shepherd
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