Out of the five litter trackers launched at Balcombe Creek, one litter tracker travelled 42 km over 35 hours into the Bay and landed on Aspendale Beach. One tracker travelled 240 m upstream from the launch point while the rest of the trackers showed small upstream movements in the creek. The trackers that remained in the creek were trapped in dense riparian vegetation in the creek. Balcombe Creek opens to the Bay when water levels rise suggesting the possiblity for litter in the creek to enter the Bay during high flow events.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer