Pave the Way, is a community Clean-Up Event that has been running since 2014. Inspired by the award-winning photographer David Rennie, the event was designed to clean up the Coodanup Foreshore of litter, and pave the way for migratory shorebirds which arrive on the shorelines of the Peel-Yalgorup System at this time of year.
Coodanup foreshore is one of the most popular sites for migratory shorebirds within the Peel-Yalgourp Wetland System. These birds spend the summer months feeding in the mudflats of the wetland after flying 12,500kms from the arctic. It is vital they rest and recharge their energy to survive the return trip to the Northern Hemisphere once again in March the following year.
Using citizen science tools, volunteers will clean up the Coodanup foreshore and perform a litter audit of the rubbish collected. The data collected will later be entered into Tangaroa Blue’s Australian Marine Debris Database. The data helps us understand the level of litter contamination of a site, the main offending items of the litter and empowers the community to identify effective means to reduce the litter.
Gloves and bags will be provided. Please ensure you bring along your:
- Reuseable Water bottle
- Sturdy walking shoes
The Clean-Up will be followed by a free sausage sizzle for those who attend.
RSVP’s are required for this event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is supported by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.