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

Volunteer to help

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Marine Debris

The Marine Debris Working Group is always interested in more people who want to get involved in clean-ups or log marine debris data.
Find out how.

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Landcare

Landcare volunteers protect natural areas through planting, weeding, litter collection, environmental education and other activities.
Get involved.

Protect sea life and shore birds from fishing tackle debris

Fishing tackle debris

Fishing tackle recovery bins help reduce the impact that discarded fishing gear has on wildlife. You can volunteer to help monitor and empty fishing tackle recovery bins in your local area.
Find out more.

Volunteers and Council have been working together to control Indian Mynas since 2009

Indian Myna control

Indian Mynas take over nesting hollows from native birds, kill chicks and destroy eggs. Volunteers and Council have been working together to control Indian Mynas, and you can get involved.
Find out how.

Make sustainable choices

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Balloon release alternatives

Balloons are often used for special occasions, but animals often mistake them for food, get tangled in ribbons and suffer other injuries.
Find fun alternatives to releasing balloons.

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Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags are a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. This nation-wide initiative works with local communities to make bags from recycled materials.
Get involved.

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July raises awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.
Go plastic free this July.

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#BantheBag in NSW

Council has written to the NSW Government advocating for a ban on single-use plastic bags. You can add your voice by signing the #BanTheBag petition, established by The Project and Clean Up Australia.
Sign the petition.

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Choose tap water

By drinking tap or tank water instead of bottled water, you can help the environment and save money. Fill up your drink bottle at home and at our water refill stations across Eurobodalla.
Find out more.

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No butts

Cigarette butts are Australia's most littered item and cause series harm to animals. If you are a smoker, you can make a difference by using public smoking stations and bins, avoiding smoking on beaches and near water ways, and carrying a personal ashtray.
Find out more.

Council's environmental education programs

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.

2018 environmental calendar

Pick up your copy of the 2018 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.