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Take 4 to Clean the Shore!

We’ve partnered with Attadale Primary School and the City of Melville to give the bins around Point Walter a makeover!

Attadale Primary School students have been working hard to create a series of beautiful posters designed to encourage people to pick up rubbish as they walk along the river. This project was inspired by the tragic deaths of our resident dolphins Highnitch and Splash in 2018, and Moon’s calf in 2019 who all died as a result of fishing line entanglements. We were excited to get the chance to join the school and the City of Melville to support this project by having the student-designed posters printed, which have been adhered to the bins around Point Walter to inspire the community to pick up rubbish!

The school has also produced a book, “Take 4 For the Shore” as well as artwork and songs that share Noongar Culture, and depict the local fauna, flora and marine life in the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River). The story follows the journey of Moyitj, a water rat, and his dream to stop plastic pollution impacting the river and hurting the other species living there. It is the hope that the story and posters will educate the community about plastic pollution that threatens the health of our land and river. The posters have a QR code which links to the digital version of the story. You can read the story here.

Students and teachers from Attadale Primary school, City of Melville and River Guardians staff and illustrator of the book, Sharon Levine.

As part of our poster launch at Point Walter, students and staff from Attadale Primary school participated in a clean up of the foreshore, with help from the City of Melville and DBCA’s foreshore crew.

We are so proud to be part of this wonderful creative campaign, led by the staff and students passion for protecting our important river ecosystem and we look forward to sharing all 11 of the posters on our social media soon!