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Clean Up Yarra River: Clean Up Australia

Sunday 4 Oct
- Sunday 4 Oct



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About this event

Melbourne City Rotaract organises a monthly clean-up of the Yarra River in Melbourne. Every month, we invite Rotary and Rotaract clubs of the district to join us for a monthly walk along the river near Flinders station in Melbourne.

This walk attracts many people and reduces the amount of visible pollution in the environment. The walk also is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the local community.

Many non-Rotarians request to join us during these simple clean-up activities and our program is always expanding.

About “the statistics”

We target any type of pollution, not just single-use plastics. It ranges from bike, shopping trolley, AFL balls, Syringes, Plastics Straws, Cigarette butts, polystyrene pieces, ect.

• Results of the previous event – volume of waste:

– 1,000 cigarette butts
– 2 condoms
– 5 syringes
– 1 bike
– 1 AFL brand new ball
– 5 tennis balls
– 60 chips & confectionery items
– 34 PET drink containers
– 100 bottle caps & lids
– 400 plastic packaging items
– 100 straws
– 20 cups & plates
– 400 plastic pieces
– 18 alcoholic beverage bottles
– 100 pieces of glass
– 10 perfume bottles
– 10 balloons
– 60 fast-food packaging
– 60 napkins & tissues
– 100 small papers
– 60 bottle caps
– 60 foil and confectionery wrappers

The Yarra River is the heart of Melbourne is apart of our Australian Culture.

Help us keep it clean by joining us on Sunday 16th of February to clean up the Yarra.

We’ll be meeting at Flinders St Station under the clocks at 9:45am for a 10am start.

We’ll be travelling up the river (from the station until the first bridge on both sides of the river), talking, cleaning and having a good time.

– MCRC team arrive around 9am for setup –

9:45: Welcome volunteers at Flinders station: read and sign safety forms
10:05: Head off to Assembly point near the river
10:15: Arrival to Assembly point, safety briefing + team allocation + Distribution of equipment
10:30 Team picture
10:35: Clean Up starts
11:45: Clean Up stops
11:55: Provide certificate and collect equipment
12:00: Team picture
12:30: Finalise statistics and pack up

Don’t forget to RSVP on the facebook event and message Ludovic (0404 361 417) if you have any questions.

Ludovic Grosjean
Facebook Message: https://m.me/ludovic.grosjean3

  • Clean-Up
  • Eco-Action
  • Conservation and Land Care
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Waste and Recycling
NOTE: All event information was accurate at the time of publishing, but we do not take any responsibility for losses or damages incurred due to incorrect information. Please follow the links to the original organisers for further details.

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