Slimy surfaces, no-swim orders, and foul smells often plague Canberra’s
Learn more about the scientific research behind The Leaf Collective.
Read why and how we can stop Canberra’s algal blooms together.
Autumn Leaves: Valuable resources, not a nuisance!
Learn how leaves left to go down drains contribute to blue-green algal blooms in Canberra waterways and the solutions available that can be implemented to get the true value back from leaves.Watch now
Here’s how you can take action today.
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.