Trade trash for treasure at Seaside Scavenge

Batemans Bay will host Eurobodalla’s first Seaside Scavenge on Saturday 7 July.

Seaside Scavenge is a waterway clean-up and clothes swap event where litter collected becomes currency to purchase quality pre-loved clothes, books and bric-a-brac donated by the local community.

For every 10 pieces of litter collected participants are rewarded with a token to use in the pop-up riverside market.

Participants will sort and catalogue data for the Australian Marine Debris Database alongside volunteers from Eurobodalla Marine Debris Working Group and youth environmental group, Eurobodalla Young Legends.

Council’s environment team, Boomerang Bags and Nature Coast Marine Group will also be there to discuss local issues and solutions.

Musicians Josh Rawiri, Chloe Dadd and Jake and Jaden will keep participants entertained with cool tunes, while local businesses including Go Vita, Nourish on North, Region X and Bayside Therapies have donated prizes for those who collect the most litter, the most cigarette butts and the weirdest item, to name a few.

“The scavenge is about having fun while doing something good for the ocean and our planet,” Council’s Environment Education Officer Bernadette Davis said.

“Come along and be a part of the solution to the impact of litter, especially plastics, have on our marine environments.

“You can also find out which local cafes and restaurants have taken the Seaside Scavenge pledge to remove plastic straws from their businesses.

“It is estimated Australians use 2.9 billion plastic straws every year. Some of our local businesses are helping to reduce that.”

Registration for the Batemans Bay Seaside Scavenge will begin from 10am on the Clyde Street foreshore opposite Bridge Plaza, Batemans Bay.

For more information about Seaside Scavenge head to www.seasidescavenge.org

Above: Join Pearl Mitchell, Seaside Scavenge founder Anna Jane Linke, Council’s Environment Education Officer Bernadette Davis and Ella Hodges on Saturday 7 July for the Clyde River Seaside Scavenge.

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