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Get involved

There are many ways you can get involved to help protect the beautiful natural environment we enjoy in Eurobodalla.

Volunteer to help

Marine Debris Working Group

Marine Debris Working Group explores ways to reduce marine debris, especially plastic items that threaten the marine environment. It's easy to participate, you can add the debris you collect onto the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

Landcare

Landcare volunteers protect natural areas through planting, weeding, litter collection, education events and other environmental activities. Anyone who wants to address environmental issues in their local area can be a Landcare volunteer; from kids to retirees, surfers to farmers, business owners and students.

Protect sea life and shore birds from fishing tackle debris

Council has installed fishing tackle recovery bins around our waterways to help reduce the impact on wildlife of discarded fishing gear.

Indian Myna Control Program

Indian Mynas are not afraid of humans and live in flocks to overrun and defend their territory against native species. They take over nesting hollows from native birds, kill chicks and destroy eggs. Since 2009, volunteers and Council have been working together to control Indian Mynas.

Make sustainable choices

Choose tap water

By choosing to drink tap or tank water over bottled water, you can help the environment and save money.

You can fill up your drink bottle at our water refill stations at Moruya's Riverside Park, and Rotary Park at Narooma. They have wheelchair accessible bubblers and taps, and a pet drinking bowl.

No Butts in the Eurobodalla

Cigarette butts are Australia's most littered item and cause serious harm to birds and aquatic animals.

Council's environmental education programs

Environmental education calendar

Pick up your copy of the 2016 calendar, available at Council's three libraries, the customer service centre in Moruya and visitor information centres.

The calendar features artwork from local students. Each year, students from Eurobodalla's 11 primary school students research a theme and create slogans and illustrations to support the environmental message.

Sustainability education programs

Sustainability is a skill for life and it's never too late to learn something new that will help you, your hip pocket and the environment!

Check out our programs below.  For dates and locations for community workshops visit our What's on calendar.

  • Sustainable Preschools: Our planet's future caretakers can get hands on with sustainability in a Dirt Girl World, 10 step program that our Waste Services has provided to our childcare centres.
  • Sustainable Primary Schools: Our schools are learning how to save water with our hands-on Water Audit program and a range of other water and waste education programs include Enviromentors, Tapstars, Water Audit Kits, Compost Kids and Waste Audits.
  • Sustainable Secondary Schools: We can arrange excursions to any of our Water Treatment or Sewage Treatment plants for students to see how our resources are managed. We also provide information to suit the curriculum for science, maths, geography and human society and its environment as well.
  • Sustainable Community: We provide presentations and workshops to service clubs and groups on saving water, waste minimisation, energy efficiency and composting.