A large-scale coastal clean-up, conducted on the sunny shores of Waiheke Island on Sunday 29th November, capped off a hugely successful summer of clean-ups alongside the fine folk at Corona and Fly My Pretties.
136 caring coast-lovers donned re-usable gloves, hats and sunscreen to help remove 1,030kg’s (5,800litres) of harmful non-biodegradable waste from the iconic coastline of Waiheke Island. Volunteers were transported to specially selected clean-up spots by bus, mini-vans, boats and vehicles kindly offered by keen locals – in all we covered over 22 km of coast, a massive effort!
Following the hard, hot work, volunteers were provided with a delicious and healthy lunch courtesy of L’Authentique. A number of clean-up crew were lucky enough to stay on and witness a special performance by Fly My Pretties at Cable Bay Vineyard that evening on what was a truly memorable day for all involved.
A big thank you to the Waiheke Resources Trust and BYO Bag Waiheke for their educational presence at the clean-up spreading the good word about the impact of plastic products, including what can be done at a local level to reduce plastic consumption, be a conscious beach-goer and improve freshwater quality and wetland habitats.
** UPDATE: Thanks to all those who have registered – it’s shaping up to be an epic day! The 40 registered clean-up volunteers receiving tickets to the Fly My Pretties concert at Cable Bay Vineyards have been contacted by email. Ticket or not, we’d love to see you at Little Oneroa Beach from 10.00am to 1.00pm to help clean-up. The BBQ will be fired up from 1.00pm to reward those who rolled their sleeves up on the day! **
Sustainable Coastlines has partnered with our friends from Corona and Fly My Pretties, to help clean-up Auckland’s iconic Waiheke Island on Sunday 29 January 2017. Thanks to Corona, the first 40 registered clean-up volunteers (who also turn up on the day) will receive tickets to the Fly My Pretties concert at Cable Bay Vineyards the same evening. All volunteers need to register first, please do so through the form below.
Look for the big blue Sustainable Coastlines flags at Little Oneroa Beach from 10.00am to 1.00pm. With help from the fine folk at L’authentique we will be providing food for returning volunteers from 1pm, with delicious free-range and gluten-free options. Rubbish sacks, gloves and health and safety information will be provided – all you need to do is sign in, collect clean-up equipment and get stuck in! For the first 100 volunteers we also have transport to and from hard-to-reach clean-up locations.
Fly My Pretties will also be lending a hand on the day so this is a great opportunity to work alongside them as we all do our part in keeping our coastlines the way they should be: litter free. We’re looking forward to giving some love back to this beautiful stretch of coast. Come one, come all, see you there!
Participants need to bring:
- Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots are required for participation. Coastal terrain can be challenging with rocks that can be sharp, loose and slippery.
- Warm and waterproof clothes: check the weather first and be prepared for all scenarios.
- Sun hat and sun cream.
- Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
- Camera (optional): we would love to see your photos after the event. Tag us on social media, use the hashtag #loveyourcoast or send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please bring your own vehicle if you wish.