How you can help

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Join the Plastic Pollution Revolution

Healthy Waterways has launched the Plastic Pollution Revolution which aims to create a movement of people who are committed to reducing their plastic footprint. Join our Facebook page to pledge your action for positive change.

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Display Natrasha Turtle at your next community event

The Plastic Pollution Revolution icon, Natrasha Turtle, has been sculpted by Brisbane artist Tony Rice using reused plastic bottles and bags. Natrasha is available to hire for local community events to help raise awareness around the issue of plastic pollution.

For bookings please contact Healthy Waterways.


Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 

Reduce your use of plastic, especially plastic packaging and single use plastic bags.
Reuse items that you would otherwise throw away.
as much as possible. Contact your local council for more information.


Organise a local community cleanup event

Contact your local catchment group to organise a waterway litter cleanup event or organise one in your local community. Healthy Waterways currently has funding available for communities interested in holding their own local waterway litter cleanup event. For more information check the webpage.

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Help your local community become plastic bag free 

QLD Conservation Council is currently offering support for communities, individuals and retailers who want to become plastic bag free. You can find information on their website or download these helpful factsheets below.

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 Report dead or injured wildlife

  • Sea Birds and Water Birds: Pelican and Seabird Rescue - 0404 118 30
  • Other wildlife: Wildcare 24 hours 7 days a week - 07 5527 2444
  • RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL - 1300 264 625
  • FAUNA on 1300 FAUNA1 -1300 328 621
  • South East Queensland Wildlife Rescue Inc. -  07 3805 5294
  • BARN Brisbane Area Rescue Network - 0405 056 066