Hobsons Bay Baykeepers

You are invited to celebrate Port Philip Bay with beach activities for kids, film, music and food. This free event is the start of a Melbourne wide Baykeeper event series. It was initiated and organized by independent musician Harry Brown, funded by Melbourne Water and supported by Port Philip Ecocentre and Hobson Bay City Council. Please register for free tickets at http://www.harrybrownmusik.com/

Shoreline Shells & Litter Survey – meet from 3:30pm onwards for a 4pm start at the Williamstown Timeball Tower carpark.

Film, music and food from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Royal Yacht Club, 120 Nelsons Place, Williamstown

The 'Baykeepers' documentary is a 30 minute film about the impact of plastic pollution on our local marine environment. It is unique, beautifully filmed and shows the issue of plastic pollution, leaving viewers with a feeling of empowerment and purpose. 

Bands – Williamstown local Harry Brown (Trio) and Melbourne singer songwriter Kirstian Mizzi and The Sirens

Bring along your family and friends for this all ages event! Please register at http://www.harrybrownmusik.com/

This event is completely FREE. Registration is essential 

About the film
Baykeepers is a 30 minute documentry about the impact of plastic pollution in Port Phillip Bay. It is unique, beautifully filmed and wonderfully balanced. It not only shows the issue of plastic pollution, it leaves viewers with a feeling of empowerment and purpose. Baykeepers shows us the wonders of our Bay, that there's a lot more going on then we may know and that it's worth protecting. For example Port Philip Bays diversity of underwater species is second only to that of the Great Barrier Reef, including our very own species of dolphins. With around 100 of these dolphins left they rely on the Bay and therefore rely on us for survival. The traditional owners of this land, the Wathawurrung, Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people, lived by laws to protect the Bay for future generations and the film encourages us to take on a similar attitude, inspiring communities to come together and work towards creating a healthier future for our Bay.

The event
Inspired by Baykeepers, Harry Brown came up with the idea to connect the film and local musicians with the community by running a series of unique events. These events give everyone the chance to come out and protect our Bay in an easy and practical way and most importantly to have fun with it! Melbourne Water generously agreed to sponsor these events, which are now also supported by Hobson Bay City Council and Port Philip Eco Centre. This will be a great day for the whole family and my hope is that all those who attend will have a lot of fun and walk away with a sense of empowerment and purpose. Showing Melbourne that the Baykeepers are ready to stand up and protect our beautiful home.

Hope to see you there!