On Friday, November 11 2016, the great team from the Sanford IT department teamed up with Sustainable Coastlines crew to deliver some much-needed love to the coastline around Causeway Rd, Waiheke Island. The morning was a huge success with the small crew pulling out a massive 1,500 litres of trash (348kg!) from the mud, sand, grassy banks and oyster beds!
The Sanford team were first motivated by a Love Your Coast litter awareness presentation before they took sacks and gloves and headed for litter hot spots. There was a strange array of things to be found in this little inlet on Waiheke Island, including boat parts, traffic cones, lots of tyres, a street sign and two bicycles. The locals were only too happy to see what we were up to – some were good enough to point us in the direction of a known hidden pile and one chap helped out for a good while.
After a morning tea of delicious Phoenix drinks and delightful baking we got muddy and worked our way to the southern side of the causeway. Of course, there was more rubbish to be found and our pile kept on getting bigger. Before long it was time for photos, thanks and dropping the awesome Sanford crew to their next stop.
A huge thank you to the team who participated in the day, it’s people who roll their sleeves up like this who really make our job what it is.