Backed by the Ministry for the Environment, and working alongside Department of Conservation and Statistics New Zealand, Sustainable Coastlines is delivering a project to create grassroots solutions to litter in Aotearoa.
As part of this project, they are offering free training workshops for individuals and groups who would like to take part in ongoing litter data collection on their local coastline. The workshop will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow you to play an important part in this long-term effort.
This “Citizen Science” project will allow you to contribute data to New Zealand’s first national beach litter database, meaning that the information collected reaches those that need it for decision-making.
In terms of the level of commitment required from your group, the project is ongoing and ideally each of the monitoring sites will be surveyed a minimum of 4 times per year, for at least the next 3 years.
Workshops available in Wellington (5-14 February) or in the Wairarapa (30 April - 9 May).
For more information and to book visit http://sustainablecoastlines.org/event/citizen-science-workshops/