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Luca’s Legacy a Huge Success

The 5th Annual Luca’s Legacy Clean up Event in Mandurah was huge success!

THANK YOU 🙌 To all the champions who turned up on Sunday 22nd of October, and gave up their morning to clean up the waterways of Mandurah, and help keep our wildlife safe from entanglements!

At Site 1 & 2 in Dawesville we had 120 volunteers who collected 210kgs of rubbish. At site 3 clean up of Boundary Island and Creery Wetlands we had 64 volunteers who collected 132kg rubbish PLUS large items (timber, tables, chairs, destroyed camping gear, disposed fencing, crab nets). Some of the most common items: 🛍 soft and hard plastics, 🎣fishing line and rope, 🍾cans & bottles and 🚬 cigarette butts. We had a great time chatting with everyone after the clean-up and we know the kids LOVED meeting researcher Dr Nicholson and climbing aboard the research boat🚤😍

A huge thank you also goes to all our partners and local community groups who joined together to make this event such a big success:

Estuary Guardians Mandurah, Coastal Waste Warriors, Mandurah Cruises Peel-Harvey Catchment Council , Western Australian Seabird Rescue , Lions Club of Falcon Inc – ‘The Island Club’, Falcon Leo Club , John Tonkin College, Bushranger Cadets WA, Wannabrew, Dr Krista Nicholson from Mandurah Dolphin Research Project , Sharon Meredith Photography , Marie Mitchell Art from Wetland Stories and @orcaqueencreations.

And of course, thank you to the generous businesses who donated such wonderful prizes this year, including Mandurah Cruises, Nourishing the Soul Cafe, Pirate Ship Mandurah and Nectar & Kai.

Photo 1: Site 3 Mandurah Cruises team and volunteers, Photo 2 and 3: Site 1 rubbish collected and volunteers