ABC’s War on Waste host Craig Reucassel has joined businesses, government representatives and community groups in Geelong today for the Caring For Our Bays 2019 conference hosted by the Bellarine Catchment Network.
The conference highlighted the environmental challenges facing the region’s key waterways, particularly Port Philip Bay and Corio Bay due to litter and pollution.
It also provided an opportunity for local businesses, community groups, schools and land managers to improve partnerships and learn more about protecting our bays and waterways.
A range of workshops and presentations covered key environmental issues facing our bays and marine life due to litter and problem plastics.
Protecting the natural environment is one of the City’s key priorities developed as part of the 30-year community-led clever and creative vision.
Cr Sarah Mansfield, Chair, Environment and Sustainability portfolio:
Corio Bay is a Geelong icon, and one of our city’s key environmental, social and economic assets. But its health is threatened by litter, pollution, development and climate change.
Many community groups are passionate about restoring and protecting our bay, and this conference is the start of a great opportunity for them to come together to share their wisdom and experience, and explore opportunities for future partnerships.
ABC's War on Waste host, Craig Reucassel:
It was great to
have an audience so engaged and knowledgeable in all things