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Mangrove Cove Clean-Up

July 21 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm ACST

Bower Cottages Community Centre (Garden Cottages Room)
200 Bower Rd, Semaphore Park SA 5019, Australia

Come out with the Port Environment Centre Waste Advisory Group this Plastic Free July for a Clean Up of the remnant mangroves in the Port River, right by Bower Road at Mangrove Cove.

Before we head out for the clean-up, Chris Lemar from Adopt a Spot will join us in Bower Cottages for a presentation on the Adopt a Spot Scheme – a community based volunteer run program that focuses on minimising marine debris through regular collections & removal of waste at self-designated areas.

We are hoping to expand the scheme along the Port River and down the coast of the LeFevre Peninsula to contribute to the rehabilitation of the estuary and come together as a community to improve local ecological outcomes.

Adopt a Spot saw nearly 2000 clean ups across South Australia in 2023 and are hoping to beat that this year with more people coming on board and adopting spots. They are leading the fight against marine debris in South Australia and are true champions of system change to combat litter issues at the source.

Come along and hear from Chris, his presentation is truly inspiring and adopt your own spot, it can be as simple as cleaning up litter where you already walk regularly!

This session is family friendly and a great way to end out the school holidays!

Meet at Bower Cottages (Garden Cottages Room), 200 Bower Rd, Semaphore Park at 10am for tea and coffee and to hear from Chris.

We will head over to clean up Mangrove Cove from 11am – 12pm

All materials for the clean-up will be provided. Please wear weather appropriate clothes.

We will postpone the event if heavy rain is forecast but will go ahead in showers.

Accessibility: The meeting room at Bower Cottages is fully accessible and has accessible toilets on site. We will be walking along footpaths and crossing Bower Rd at the pedestrian crossing to access the clean-up site. The Mangrove Cove site has a level bike path but also sloped, uneven terrain. There are no facilities at Mangrove Cove, though we can return across the road to Bower Cottages to access toilets.

Please contact the Port Environment Centre if you have any mobility or access concerns or other event enquiries (0488 229 925 or email )


The Port Environment Centre is funded by Green Adelaide with additional support from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust.

Attendee information may be used for follow up evaluation, in order to assess the longer term impacts of our events. Follow up contact may be made (in the form of a survey) but participation in any evaluation is optional.

Marni ngadlu tampinthi ngadlu Kaurna yartanga inparrinthi
It is good that we all acknowledge we are living on Kaurna Country.