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Litter Citizen Science Dubbo – NSW

May 16, 2023 @ 8:30 am - May 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEST

OzFish, in conjunction with Professor Steve Smith from Southern Cross University and the NSW EPA, are setting up the first ever Key Littered Items Study for inland rivers.

The Key Littered Items Study contributes data to the state government so that they can see if government litter reduction targets are being met. The data is also used to identify which single use plastics should be banned next. However, the data is currently collected from coastal areas only. OzFish has the fantastic opportunity to lead the way by working with experts to create an inland rivers version of this study, starting in Dubbo and then rolling out to other inland areas.

The data is all part of helping to reduce the amount of litter entering our rivers. We will also be able to see what the common fishing items are that end up as rubbish in the river.

Prof. Smith is coming to Dubbo 16-18 May to set up sites. Come along and help establish the sites and learn the methodology, so that we can sample the sites every 6 months.


Click the button below to read background info on the Key Littered Items Study and NSW litter targets are in the NSW Litter Prevention Strategy 2022-203.

Background Info

Click the button below to read the latest Key Littered Items Study results.

Study Resuts

Lunch will be provided. The meeting point will be provided closer to the date, but will be somewhere by the river in Dubbo.

RSVP by May 14. Registration is essential. We hope to see you there!


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This project is funded by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s “Waste Less, Recycle More” initiative, funded by the waste levy. The project is also funded by NSW Central West Local Land Services and NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts, and supported by BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.



May 16, 2023 @ 8:30 am AEST
May 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEST
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Dubbo River Repar Bus
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