Date(s) - 19/10/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Port Bouvard Yacht Club
Following on from the tragic death of Luca, the 18-month old dolphin calf that died as a result of becoming entangled in fishing line – not once, not twice, but 3 times – DBCA is partnering with Tangaroa Blue, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, City of Mandurah, Estuary Guardians Mandurah, John Tonkin College, Mandurah Cruises, Recfishwest, Tackle World Miami, Coastal Waste Warriors and other project partners to clean up the Dawesville Cut and Peel-Harvey Estuary…and we need the help of the Mandurah community!
The event is being held as part of Tangaroa Blue’s 2019 Beach Clean-up Event (19-20 October) and the results will be fed in to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (ADMI) database.
Not only will we be targeting the beaches and foreshore areas that are collecting rubbish, we’ll also be cleaning up the problem jetties and platforms that are accumulating fishing line in the water thanks to scuba divers from Underwater Explorers Club of Western Australia – Members and Oceano Dive Centre.
If you care about our rivers, estuaries, oceans and the wildlife that inhabit them, join us on Saturday 19 October and help make a difference. Please bring your own gloves and tongs (to pick up rubbish) if you have them. We will have limited numbers of gloves and tongs to borrow if you don’t have them 🙂
Once you’ve finished cleaning up, enjoy a complimentary sausage sizzle and cold drink and talk to some of the great organisations involved in this event. We look forward to seeing you there!
‘This project is supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Alcoa Foundation’s Three Rivers, One Estuary Initiative and the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program’