Sea Shepherd Victoria
Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Victoria
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Environmental Volunteering category
Sea Shepherd's Marine Debris Campaign set out to create action opportunities through clean-up events, collect data for research, support community groups in their conservation efforts and bring awareness to the key issue of plastic and its damaging impact on the environment.
The Campaign has hosted 34 community clean-ups across Victoria with the support of 1,978 volunteers and removed 4,018kg of litter from the marine environment. The clean-ups recorded litter collection data for conservation research and inspired change and the adoption of more environmentally responsible behaviours.