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Ambassadors from the Melbourne region learnt first hand about litter – in the catchment and the bay – at their recent workshop in Banyan Reserve. Thanks again to Melbourne Water showing the role of litter traps, and how far litter can travel.

Along with seeing (and smelling!) the litter trap being emptied, the Ambassadors learnt about water testing, and freshwater invertebrates. A first for many of the Ambassadors, and long to be remembered, we’re sure.

Ending the workshop with a floating litter trap in Kananook Creek and a litter survey on Frankston beach as part of the Australian Marine Debris Initiative showed the Ambassadors just how important each person is when it comes to protecting the marine environment. Litter traps can’t do it all – preventing the litter in the first place is so important.

Well done Ambassadors – you saw how the bay is connected to the catchment and to us all.

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