Slimy surfaces, no-swim orders, and foul smells often plague Canberra’s lakes. We’re on a mission to change that.
The Leaf Collective are the people and organisations who’ve come together to remove leaves from drains and gutters, preventing them from flowing into Canberra’s waterways and fuelling algal blooms.
litres of leaves were stopped from going down drains
of people have shared how they recycled their leaves
suburbs in Canberra have gotten involved
Together, we can help stop Canberra’s algal blooms.
Here’s how you can take action today.
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The Leaf Collective is contributing to the prevention of algal blooms in Canberra’s waterways. Since launching the pilot program in 2021 more than 345,000L of leaves have been diverted from storm water drains.