Litter Hotspots: Yarra Litter Removal Program

3rd Croydon Scout Group

A Yarra River capacity-building project aimed at supporting the 3rd Croydon Scout Group (in partnership with Melbourne Water's River Health team) to operate and manage an ongoing canoe litter removal program along the Yarra River from Wonga Park/Lilydale through to Warrandyte. The project reduced the amount of litter and debris along this section of the Yarra, helping to improve the condition and amenity of the Yarra River via a program of clean up events and education activities while collecting yearly data on litter collected and removed.

Key achievements from this project included:

  • Scout members earning their water badges by collecting litter in canoes
  • 1,500kg of litter collected 
  • positive partnership established with Maroondah City Council.

 

Resources

  • 3rd Croydon Scout Group - Yarra Litter Removal Program Final Report Report 4.8 MB

    This final report was written by the 3rd Croydon Scout Group as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Yarra Litter Removal Program'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including communications, PR and marketing as well as litter reduction data and approaches taken to reduce litter along the Yarra River from Wonga Park/Lilydale through to Warrandyte. 

  • 3rd Croydon Scout Group - Yarra Litter Removal Program Presentation 1.8 MB

    This presentation highlights water monitoring activities undertaken by the 3rd Croydon Scout Group as part of the Litter Hotspots funded 'Yarra Litter Removal Program'. 

Last updated: 15/12/2017