Young people are increasingly aware of the devastating effects of plastics in our marine environments.
BUT Did you know that 80% of these plastics come from our streets?
With the help of an incredible grant from the State Government, 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts and the Port Phillip Bay Keeper invited youth members to take part in a world-leading environmental project. Scouts, Venturers and Rovers will had the opportunity to play a leading role in this local environmental issue while also working towards their Section awards. Scout Groups from across the Port Phillip Bay catchment got involved in the Street2Bay Litter Audit Project to complete street litter audits in their local area and shared the results with Local, State, and Federal Government representatives.
In 2021, Scouts Victoria was awarded a grant by Parks Victoria through the Volunteering Innovation Fund to clear the East Tyers Rail Trial from its start at the Camp all the way to the main Moe-Walhalla Road. This trail is approximately 10 kilometres long and we will be working to revitalise this historic rail trail for all local bushwalking, bike riding and horseriding groups.
Getting involved in this project was a great opportunity for Venturers and Rovers to achieve a Special Interest Area badge, as well as contribute to the area around Caringal Scout Camp. In late 2021, the State Environment Council ran the first Rivermeet Environment Camp and over 30 Scouts and Venturers contributed to the Rail Trail project
Get involved in the Tyers Junction Rail Trail Project!
Contact the Tyers Junction Rail Trail Project Steering Committee using this form.