Clean Drains River Gains Campaign
Clean Drains River Gains project commenced in June 2003 when the
Bannister Creek Catchment Group and the Phosphorus Awareness Project
received funding under a Water Corporation grant. This funding has
been combined with funding through other sources, such as the Swan-Canning
to create a broad educational water quality campaign. The current
campaign managed by SERCUL, aims to raise awareness of the link
between drains and natural waterways.
We all know that prevention is better than cure and
preventing pollution is far better than struggling to undo the damage.
But how many of us realise that the drains outside our homes and
businesses are really an extension of our rivers, lakes and wetlands?
Whatever we allow to enter the drainage system will find its way
to the natural environment....often with serious consequences like
fish kills, algal blooms, oil spills and the visual scarring of
Highlighting the link between drains and rivers is
the aim of the Clean Drains River Gains Campaign that is being undertaken
by the Bannister Creek Catchment Group and the Phosphorus Awareness
Project. A similar campaign,
the Yellow Fish Program, is run by the Armadale Gosnells Landcare
Practical steps you can take to prevent stormwater pollution
may notice the logo above stencilled on drains in your area or receive
a postcard explaining stormwater pollution issues. The Drain Stencilling
Program is an important part of our campaign and one you or your
group can be a part of. The drain stencilling kit is available for
use by community groups and other organisations, including businesses,
wishing to increase pollution awareness in their area or work place.
For information on drain stencilling activities, please contact
Thank you to the 93 volunteers that in 2012 have contributed 400 hours to drain stencilling 1250 drains and letter box dropping at different residential areas around the Cities of Melville and Gosnells. Special thanks to All Saints College and Beckenham PS students and teachers.