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Banyan Reserve in Carrum Downs will be well-remembered by Ambassadors from the Melbourne region in 2018.

Litter trap 2018 Banyan Reserve

It was here that Ambassadors found out about litter traps, freshwater invertebrates and water testing. Thanks again to Melbourne Water and the crew for explaining about the litter traps and catchment issues. The Ambassadors could see and smell just what’s in a litter trap – at least it’s in the trap, not the bay!

The Ambassadors conducted a litter survey and collection on Frankston beach as part of the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

The afternoon finished with a walk along Kananook Creek to the floating litter trap. The Ambassadors were impressed by how much rubbish doesn’t make it in to the bay, but shocked that such huge amounts of litter and debris flow into our waterways. They realised that what we all do in the catchments can affect much more than we think!


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