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City of Rockingham deputy mayor Deb Hamblin and Penguin Island volunteer group member Jasmyn Sharp are encouraging residents to take part in the Seaside Scavenge.
Camera IconCity of Rockingham deputy mayor Deb Hamblin and Penguin Island volunteer group member Jasmyn Sharp are encouraging residents to take part in the Seaside Scavenge. Credit: Pierra Willix

Residents are encouraged to join in and collect as much litter as possible this weekend, with their efforts earning them tokens to be used at a pop-up market.

The Seaside Scavenge is an event in which participants “scavenge” for litter in waterways and parklands.

It will be held in Rockingham this weekend.

For every 10 pieces of litter people collect, they earn a trash token, which can be used as currency at a pop-up market where second-hand goods such as clothes, books and homewares will be for sale.

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City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the City was delighted to be hosting the first Seaside Scavenge in WA. “The City of Rockingham has 37km of beautiful coastline that both residents and visitors enjoy year round,” he said.

“Unfortunately, though, our beaches are not immune to the damage that litter can cause to our precious marine environment. “To help protect our coastline, we encourage residents to bring as many family and friends as possible to the Seaside Scavenge during its first visit to the west coast.”

During the Seaside Scavenge there will also be live music and guest speakers providing tips on how to avoid using single-use plastics.

Residents who wish to donate quality clothing, books and accessories to the pop-up market can drop their goods off at the Rockingham Visitor Centre or at the Naragebup Environmental Centre.

The Seaside Scavenge will be held this Saturday from 10am-2pm at Bell Park on the Rockingham Foreshore.

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