Artists from a Sacred Heart rooming house have joined forces with Baykeeper to create a quirky but scary image of the future beach. Their ‘butt castles’ will be displayed on the sand at St KiIda West Beach on Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday March 4, 2012. The aim of the works is to highlight the issue of litter dropped on suburban streets eventually entering the bay via stormwater drains and streams.
Baykeeper is rapt that the Sacred Heart artists, Earthcare St Kilda members, and other positive folks have already registered to help with the St Kilda West Beach clean-up. Not just a clean up day, we’ll celebrate community action to love the Bay in a practical way with prizes and giveaways. So come on down and join the fun! (see ‘events’ page on this blog for details)
We’ll also audit all material collected to help shape future campaigns to reduce litter and increase recycling. Ultimately, we want to promote positive attitudes and human behaviour. But of course it’s not just careless people who reduce stormwater quality. After all, dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do!