I was really devastated to read this article in our local paper this week.
This is my home town. For the last two years I’ve been sharing this message and trying to help show my community the importance of picking up litter and making sure it doesn’t get to our creeks and rivers.
I’ve been to clean up events along the creek and learned of the dangers our local platypus populations face. Hair ties, elastics and plastic rings are some of them.
I had information about this at my wildlife exhibition last year. I talked to a local kinder and cub group about this when they visited my exhibition plus lots of other people that visited. i handed out stickers for people to put on their bins to remind them.
I also went to the local sporting club with Melbourne Water, to talk to kids and their families about these threats one Saturday.
It’s really sad to see that this is still a problem.
Please be sure to-
🔹Pick up this kind of litter if you see it anywhere! It washes down into our creeks.
🔹 snip round plastics and elastics before you bin them (milk/juice rings, elastics, vegemite rings, cap gun blanks etc
Every bit helps and every bit that ends up in our creeks can kill. please show your kids this easy way they can do a small thing to save lives. Maybe they can share this message at school or kinder? Maybe they can do a collection at school?
Read the article HERE
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!