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Success at OCCI's Project Aware on the Coast courses!

20130406 PAOC Marine Debris Clean Up30 participants signed up for the Newcastle Project Aware on the Coast course run by Ocean & Coastal Care Initiatives (OCCI) Lake Macquarie / Newcastle volunteers, and sponsored by Hunter-Central Rivers CMA - through a Caring for our Country Marine Debris Project grant. Most of the participants are university students which was a fantastic opportunity to engage some younger people, as well as a range of other ages too!

We had a marine debris training session with participants at Horseshoe Beach in Newcastle on 6th April and with today's event the 4 week course is almost finished.

We'll be holding another Marine Debris training session next week for those that couldn't make the first one, and some of the participants are already organising their marine debris clean up events - their task to complete to pass on their knowledge from the course to their local community by end of May. So, we'll be sure to send you through all the results and a few photos as well.

Many thanks again for your support for the Project Aware on the Coast course and OCCI LMN.
If you want to see what we've been up to lately and photos from the course field trips, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/oceanandcoastalcareinitiatives