Sorrento Watertowers Inc with Tangaroa Blue will hold a beach clean-up with a twist at Rye front beach on Sunday 24th of January 2016, 10.30am – 3pm. They’ve borrowed the Seaside Scavenge concept: volunteers collect and trade beach trash for second hand clothes!
Styl’n second-hand threads have been donated by salty folk to raise awareness of marine debris and plastic pollution; and Dive2U will provide free tank refills for divers participating in the clean-up.
Volunteer trash collectors are to bring their own gloves and register at the Rye Pier Playground before the clean-up. Some of the day’s events include: 12pm – Recycling themed Children’s Yoga, 1pm – Trashy Craft Workshop, 2pm – Talk by guest pirate Captain Trash who thinks it’ll be “a totally ARRGHsome event!”
This volunteer-run event aims to raise awareness of the disposable plastic culture through fun, creativity and science. By choosing a busy beach in summer we hope to attract people who otherwise may not consider a beach clean-up.
Supported by Port Phillip EcoCentre, Share The Word Design Studio, Dolphin Research Institute, Girls Who Surf, Dive2U, Polperro Dolphin Swims, Vins Bins, The Seaside Scavenge, Clean Coast Collective and The Mornington Peninsula Shire.