Bungeys Hole gets a clean-up

Two clean-up events were held at Bungeys Hole on 25 June and 1 July 2021, removing what was a very unsightly amount of litter on the water’s surface. Much of this had been flushed down with the recent heavy rains and then caught in the reeds around the waterhole.

Altogether 25 volunteers engaged, 7 kayaks, around 75 hours worked, to remove a total of 260 kilos, 1250 containers, around 50 balls, 20 tree guards and lots of nasty polystyrene.

Quinn is a Litter Legend

We are truly pleased and proud of young Quinn, aged 6 who is a regular attended to Love Our Street 3030 and Love Our Street 3024. He has been nominated as a Litter Legend, appeared in the Star Weekly, and was invited to meet with current Mayor Adele Hegedich.

Lower Werribee River Amenity Action Plan

Werribee River Association is pleased to be working with multiple stakeholders on a Lower Werribee River Amenity Action Plan. As a long-standing voice for the river, we are certainly advocating for better access, signage, and facilities for the community, as well as, for nature. WRA will undertake further work with plantings and continue Riverkeeper Walks that allow people to connect, protect and discover this amazing resource.

Nature in Wyndham Photo Competition

In 2020 the Werribee River Association ran a Nature in Wyndham Photo Competition. Quite timely given how so many of our community events were canceled due to the pandemic. Over 150 entrants and 850 photos were submitted. The 5 winners are on display at Pacific Werribee.

Business Clean up

These guys joined us for a business clean-up along the Federation Trail on Friday 26 February 2021. Okay, don’t be shocked, but 400 kilos were collected in 2 hours by 11 of us.

Thank you Paper-Go-Round, McGlashan Painting, Werribee Business & Tourism Association, Wyndham Council, and community volunteers for a great effort.

Sacred Earth, Sacred People

Werribee River Association participated in a local demonstration, part of a major global multi-faith Day of Action to ‘sound the alarm’ for the climate. We joined with the Justice Task Group at Crossroads Uniting Church for the Sacred Earth, Sacred People event on 11 March 2021.

National Day of Action

Beach Patrol 3030 joined Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) for their National Day of Action on Sunday 11 April 2021. Beach Patrol hosted a clean between 11:30 to 12:30 and CVA ran a second clean from 1pm to 2pm. CVA, Werribee River Association, and other environmental groups met in JD Bellin Reserve, offering displays, and experts in the field of plastic pollution. The National day of Action starts with us.