This week we were excited to team up with Portarlington Primary School and community group ‘Staying in Port’ to protect the Portarlington foreshore.
With the help of 38 enthusiastic school children, we managed to plant 250 indigenous plants along the coastal reserve.
During the day the students also heard about sustainability and the impact of rubbish on marine animals during the planting session.
We are currently working with Portarlington Primary School and Staying in Port to develop reusable rubbish collection bags that will be distributed around the community for free. The bags are being designed by the Portarlington Primary students.
We hope that these bags will encourage community members to take ownership of their coastline and help us to reduce the impact of rubbish on our marine life.
The planting day was a huge success, with 250 new plants now growing healthily on the foreshore and a bunch of young people feeling inspired and motivated to help protect our coast.
The rubbish collection bag initiative is funded through a Communities for Nature grant and Bellarine Bayside.