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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 04 Mar 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Archie Graham Community Centre, Timor St, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280, Australia
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05 Mar 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Strain the Drains – Stormwater litter audit – Warrnambool, VIC

What: Audit event for Let’s Strain The Drain-project, where volunteers assist to sort & count litter captured in 10 at-source litter traps installed around Warrnambool
When: Sat 5th March, 10am-1pm
Where: Archie Graham Community Centre, 118 Timor Street, Warrnambool VIC
Register by emailing
What to bring: reusable water bottle, snacks, gloves
Dress code: please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.

About Let’s Strain the Drains:
The project builds on existing beach clean-up data by analysing stormwater drain data to help identify the source of what is being found on our beaches and reduce litter at the source. 10 stormwater drain traps have been installed by the Cleanwater Group in consultation with the Warrnambool City Council to better understand what type and what quantities of litter escape into the stormwater system.

The contents of the traps will be sorted and counted with the help of volunteers. The data collected from the audits is submitted into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, which is then used to identify specific information on sources and distributions of litter originating from urban areas that would normally flow through the stormwater system into the waterways. The results will be published in an open community forum where the representatives of the council, businesses, schools and community members can learn more of the issue and start to work on source reduction plans for certain items to further reduce the amount of litter escaping into the environment.

**This project is supported by the Victorian State Government through the Coastcare Victoria Community Grant

Please note this is a COVID Safe Event – we do require volunteers to register. Please ensure that you check the latest VIC Government guidelines and if you feel unwell, please don’t attend and stay at home, we’ll catch you at a future event.