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Adopt-a-Spot Scheme

The Adopt A Spot Scheme is a community based volunteer run program that focuses on minimising marine debris through regular collections & removal of waste at self designated areas. Founded in March 2017 at a Clean Up Australia Day event, Chris Lemar decided a more strategic, less tokenistic approach was needed to preserve the coast by inviting volunteers to adopt and clean a section of coast on a regular basis. ​

Widely embraced by the community, the scheme decided to expand to involve all areas including schools, parks and waterways. ​Carly Lynch coined Adopt a Spot and designed three founding pillars to guide the scheme in its ambition to support the debris collections with data capture, education and sustainable practices.