March 06, 2022
10am - 12:30pm
Westgate Park Lorimer Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
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We are putting out a call to all love bugs for nature! ACF Community Macnamara is holding a Clean Up Australia Day event at the beautiful Westgate Park at Port Melbourne.
Westgate Park, on the eastern side of Westgate Bridge, is a hidden gem of inner Melbourne. Revegetated and maintained over decades by volunteers, the park is an inspiring example of how a healthy ecosystem can be recreated within an urban environment.
It’s a green oasis in the heart of industrial Melbourne, part of the traditional lands of the Bunurong People and a hot spot for waterbirds like stilts, ducks, grebes, coots, pelicans, swans and moorhens.
It is also unfortunately a hot spot for litter!
At our clean up event, we will not only be collecting rubbish but also documenting what we find and uploading this information to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Australian Marine Debris Initiative (ADMI) data base. This data can help identify where much of the waste which is polluting Australian waterways and beaches is coming from and help us to stop it at the source!
All are welcome! If you have your own gloves, please bring them, along with a refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, closed shoes and a snack.
Date: Sunday 6 March
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Address: Westgate Park, Corner Lorimer Street & Sardine Street, Port Melbourne
Google GPS coordinates: 37°49'49.8"S 144°54'00.8"E
Getting there by bus
The Sunday bus service #237 - City - Fishermans Bend via Lorimer Street. The bus route starts at Little Collins St / Queen St (Melbourne City). Alight at the Sardine St/Lorimer St bus stop which is located on the Lorimer St /Sardine Street roundabout. Enter the park from this roundabout. The meeting location is approximately 60 metres into the park, close to where Westgate Bridge is overhead.
Getting there by car
There is free parking at the end of Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. Google Maps GPS coordinates -37.829839, 144.900677
This is a COVIDSafe volunteer event - For information on the current COVID-19 settings in Metropolitan Melbourne please visit - Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer | health.vic.gov.au
🌏💚🌿ACF Community Macnamara and Westgate Biodiversity
ACF Community Macnamara is part of a network of independently organised, volunteer-run groups in the ACF community. ACF will pass on your contact details to the host for the purpose of running the event.
It's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home and do not attend this event if you feel unwell or if you are showing any COVID symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat or fatigue). Additionally, do not attend the event if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have had direct contact with an individual diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days.