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Litter Count at Cuthbertson's Creek as a template for future sites

The Caring For Our Bays Program had a team of Conservation Volunteers Australia at Cuthbertson's Creek under take litter counts to determine the main sources of rubbish. Cuthbertson’s Creek litter management will become a case study for other litter hotspots in our region. We started testing water quality, counting and surveying litter and we will move on to other areas such as Hovells Creek, Cowies Creek and foreshore areas in Clifton Springs, Portarlington and St Leonards as part of the identified Litter Hotspots.

City of Greater Geelong Environment & Sustainability Councillor Andy Richards said "The Caring For Our Bays program is much more than a clean up. Caring For Our Bays is about identifying litter that flows into our bays, working out where it comes from and how we can stop it happening in the future."

Corio Ward Councillor Kylie Fisher said "This also provided an opportunity to engage local communities. We’re looking forward to working with local schools and businesses to educate and encourage them to look after these important areas.  It’s crucial people know how their local environment can affect our bays and waterways. We want to engage local communities and give them ownership of looking after and protecting their local areas,” said Cr Fisher.