The 5049 Coastal Community Association has successfully lobbied for an airborne dust study to be conducted in Marino by the South Australian EPA. This study is commencing this year. Now is your chance to be involved, and learn more about the study, as well as influence how it is conducted.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting residents in the Marino area to participate in a study to assess dust levels. This study is in response to advice from community representatives that dust is at higher levels than usual, and will be run over 12 months to determine whether the dust being experienced by the community exceeds national standards. A monitoring network will be designed in conjunction with local residents, and real-time air quality and meteorological data will be made publicly available.
SA Health is partnering with the EPA to work with the community and assess the findings of the study from a health perspective. If you are interested in participating, please contact the EPA - see details below.
How to participate in the study
The EPA is aware that residents are experiencing dust, and that is the focus of the study. If you would like to volunteer your home to host one of three community dust monitors, please contact the EPA - see below.
Join the community working group
If you would like to work with the EPA to determine the location of dust monitors, participate in quarterly meetings to discuss the data, and speak in person with staff from the EPA and SA Health, please register your interest in joining the community working group. The EPA will arrange meeting times and a local venue that are mutually convenient with the residents who indicate their interest in participating.
For more information or to apply to join the community working group, go to the EPA website www.engage.epa.sa.gov.au/Marino, or email the EPA at email@example.com.
Alternatively, contact David Cruickshanks-Boyd from the 5049 Coastal Community Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0412844188.