Love Your Waterways

Help tackle the problem of litter and other pollution in local waterways

During July, the Cooks River Alliance, Georges Riverkeeper, Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG) and Sydney Coastal Councils Group have launched the Love Your Waterways campaign.

The month-long campaign encourages people to take up five simple actions to prevent litter and other pollutants from going into stormwater drains and out to local creeks, rivers, beaches, bays and other waterways.

Enter the Instagram competition by posting a photo of you, your family or friends performing one of the five Love Your Waterways actions (below).

Caption the photo with the location and hashtag #LoveYourWaterwaysSydney.

Competition close 31 July 2021. Enter as many times you like and have the opportunity to win some great prizes.

To find out more, including competition terms and conditions, visit the Parramatta River Catchment Group’s website.

The five actions:

1. Reduce your rubbish

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Dispose of your litter correctly and swap single-use plastics for reusable products.

2. Leave only paw prints

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Pick up pet waste to stop bacteria and other bugs from entering our waterways.

3. Wash it wisely

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Wash your car and household equipment the right way to prevent cleaning products from affecting water quality and marine life.

4. Cover it up

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Keep dirt, leaves and other garden waste away from stormwater drains.

5. Keep it clear

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Rain water is the only thing that should go down a stormwater drain.

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Page last updated: 13 Jul 2021