The target audience for this project is teenagers who need to undertake service hours as part of their schooling, Girl Guides, Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh etc. Worldwide there are millions of tonnes of rubbish that enter our oceans every year with a million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals killed annually as a result of plastic pollution. Mosman Council is encouraging students to step up and help this global problem at a very local level by becoming a HarbourCare Volunteer.
There are a number of dates throughout the year (on weekends or during the school holidays) which your students can participate in a clean up. Program participants will meet at a specified location within Mosman. They will be provided with equipment and undertake an induction before carrying out their clean up.
The program is coordinated by Mosman Council and the volunteer on the ground overseeing the days is Julie Furlong. Julie is a local mother who has a strong passion for the local environment and creating opportunities for young people to give back to their local environment. Julie has a current working with children check and is very enthusiastic about this program.
Free, call Julia.