Date(s) - 17/03/2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


We want to hear your ideas about where litter is coming from and how we ought to stop it.

If you live, work, or play in the Cooks River catchment area, we want to hear from you about the litter problem in your area. Where does litter come from? What are the hot spots—a local park, road, or retail centre? What do you think is already working to reduce litter? What do we need more of, and what should we be trying that we haven’t thought of yet?

Join us for an online Litter Forum where our project leads will share with you their findings so far about the ‘big picture’ of litter in the catchment.

You’ll hear what we already know about the source and scale of the problem, find out what’s being done by community groups and governments throughout the catchment area, and learn about what kind of strategies are being used elsewhere to tackle litter at its source: before it reaches our beautiful waterways.

After a brief presentation on current knowledge and findings, it’s over to you, as we ask participants to help us better understand the litter problem by sharing what you know.

Register via Eventbrite to attend the Forum

This event is part of the process for developing a litter prevention strategy that’s the first of its kind: addressing the complex problem of litter from a truly whole-of-catchment perspective. The project is led by the Cooks River Alliance and the River Canoe Club of NSW, and has key partners in local Councils and community groups throughout the catchment.

Read more about the strategy and stay up to date with project updates at

The project is a NSW Environmental Protection Authority Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

This event is part of the Cooks River Alliance Wurridjal Festival celebrating mullet season in the Cooks River throughout March! See all festival events here.

Community Forum for Cooks River Litter Strategy