Jindabyne NSW 2627
Trade trash for treasure at Lakeside Scavenge
Jindabyne will host Snowy Monaro’s second Lakeside Scavenge on Saturday 15 September 2018.
The season will be over, the crowds will have fled and hopefully they will have taken their trash with them…
But considering Australians burn through 4 billion light weight plastic bags a year (that’s 170 bags per person!) almost none of which are being recycled… inevitably there is a lot that slips through the cracks or in this case, floats with the melting snow into the lake!
If you missed us last year, 750+kg of trash was picked up around the shores of Jindabyne in just 3 hours!
Thanks to the support of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council you’ll be able to get amongst some lakeside scavenging action again by:
1. Registering with us in the park
2. Picking up litter from around the lake
3. Sorting it & cataloguing it in the Sorting Station
4. Receiving 1 Trash Token for every 10 pieces of litter collected
5. Exchanging tokens in our funky pop-up, pre-loved market
6. Lapping up spine-tingling sounds of local artists, connecting with local green groups & learning how to skip plastic all together
We’ll be looking for donations of QUALITY pre-loved stuff, businesses to take the plastic-free pledge & any movers and shakers to give us a hand…
So get in touch or see ya there!
The Scavenge is a waterway clean-up and clothes swap event where litter collected becomes currency to purchase quality pre-loved clothes, books and bric-a-brac donated by the local community.
For every 10 pieces of litter collected participants are rewarded with a token to use in the pop-up lakeside market. 20 pieces of litter will earn participants a hard earned drink from the Banjo Paterson Inn.
Participants will sort and catalogue data for the Australian Marine Debris Database alongside volunteers from the local community including Boomerang Bags. Snowy Skips are supplying the waste collection for the event free of charge.
Local musicians including Kahli Henley, will keep participants entertained with funky tunes, while local businesses including Cocina Mexican, Jindabyne Backpackers, Troldhaugen Lodge, The Market have donated prizes for those who collect the most litter, the most cigarette butts and the weirdest item, to name a few.
At last years lakeside Scavenge over 750kg of litter was collected by 108 people in only 3 hours.
As the lake is considerably lower this year, it will provide us with good insight as to how much waste has been left behind over the winter season and a benchmark to compare with last years collection.
“The scavenge is about having fun while doing something good for waterways and our planet,” Director, Anna Jane said.
“Come along and be a part of the solution to the impact of litter, especially plastics, have on our marine environments.
“You can also find out which local cafes and restaurants have taken the Scavenge plastic-free pledge to remove plastic straws from their businesses and offer discounts on BYO cups.
“It is estimated Australians use 2.9 billion plastic straws every year. Some of our local businesses are helping to reduce that.”
Registration for the Jindabyne Lakeside Scavenge will begin from 10am at Banjo Paterson Park opposite the Bowling Club.
Image Photo Credit Robbie Duncan @_no_bad_days_ on Instagram