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Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

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Australian Seabird Rescue will be holding a beach clean up at Sharpes Beach, Lennox Head tomorrow (September 3)  at midday. There will be school kids joining members of the public together with our volunteers to clean up the plastic pollution on the beach.

With the CSIRO yesterday releasing a report on the increase of seabirds affected by plastic pollution in the ocean, it is a timely reminder that we can all do our part to protect seabirds, shorebirds and sea turtles. Last night I was interviewed live via skype at 7:45 pm on ABC News 24 in relation to the CSIRO report.

This beach clean up is sponsored by Keep NSW Beautiful Community Litter Grants, part of the NSW EPA Waste Less, recycle more initiative funded by the Waste Levy.

Part of the grant money we received for this clean up allowed us to purchase clean up bags with our logo on them! We are excited to use these tomorrow.

Australian Seabird Rescue has been tirelessly lobbbying the state government to ban the use of plastic bags in the whole of NSW for many years, and dangerous helium balloons.

The Federal Government has asked Australian Seabird Rescue to put in a submission into the inquiry into the threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia and Australian Waters which is due on the 10th of September.

I will be available tomorrow at Sharpes Beach, Ballina from 12:15 for interviews.

Kathrina Southwell, general manager, ASR


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