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Sunshine Coast Water Mouse Recovery

Website/Report

Project lead

Maroochy Waterwatch

Partnerships

(not documented)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Everyone’s Environment Grants - Round 3

Funding amount

$100,000

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)

Summary

This project aims to remove litter from both the Maroochy and Mooloolah rivers. It will involve a daily clean-up on the banks of the two rivers, with approximately 30 volunteers involved, and provide educational support for river users and the broader community of the Sunshine Coast on the effect litter has on waterway and marine life. The project aims to remove more than 70,000 litres of litter from the waterways before it enters the ocean and becomes marine debris. Data will also be collected on litter type and uploaded to the Tangaroa Blue website to be part of the national database on marine debris.

Benefits

This project will:
  • clean up the banks of Maroochy and Mooloolah rivers, resulting in positive outcomes for the waterways and marine life.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

EEC140196

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Sunshine Coast Water Mouse Recovery, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/sunshine-coast-water-mouse-recovery-3d3d/>.

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