Our Millennium Kids teams are looking at ways to help conserve our fresh water, look after our rivers, waterways and ocean.
Each year we run a MK UNconference and every year we have a focus day on caring for our waterways. We learn alongside elders, scientists and artists and help local government and state governments care for our rivers.
In 2018 we received a three-year grant to care for wetlands in Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth from the Community Rivercare Program.
Here are some Kids ideas:
- Adopt a creek or a river, monitor the water quality, send any records or observations to the local Council or water authority
- Reduce chemical use in your household and garden – what goes down the drain ends up in our waterways
- Reduce water consumption in your home, plant a waterwise garden, have shorter showers and fix dripping taps
- Contact your local Council and support growing a waterwise verge garden to increase habitat for local birds
- Join a group and help plant local plants along waterways and rivers
- Raise funds for your favourite ocean conservation group
- Find out where your water comes from and support water conservation projects in your local area.
Kids said: “ Water is life – get with the program.”