Working with Schools, Government, Researchers, Business and Community to protect Port Phillip Bay
Neil Blake is our Port Phillip Baykeeper, with his more than 30 years experience in protecting Port Phillip Bay.
Port Phillip Baykeeper is a community program of Port Phillip EcoCentre Inc and is affiliated with Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of non-governmental advocates for an identified river, lake, bay, or sound. Waterkeepers are recognised by their community, local government, and media as the voice for that particular body of water. They advocate compliance with environmental laws, respond to citizen complaints, identify problems which affect their waterway and devise appropriate solutions.
A Waterkeeper is an informed environmental advocate
Waterkeepers employ a variety of strategies to curb pollution, including:
§ Monitoring water quality, plants, and animals
§ Investigating point and non-point pollution sources
§ Attending waterway management advisory meetings
§ Educating and motivating the public to act on behalf of the water
§ Participating in environmental scoping sessions
§ Devising solutions to water quality problems
§ Pursuing litigation to enforce compliance with environmental laws
For more information on the global network visit Waterkeeper Alliance