As part of events all around the world for International Coastal Clean-up Day, last Saturday we teamed-up with Clean Planet and around 35 volunteers to remove around 3000 litres or 380kg of trash from the beaches along Tamaki Drive. Volunteers started at St Heliers and Okahu Bays and walked back towards Mission Bay – collecting trash from the beaches and coasts along the way – while Hayden Smith and Ben Harris from the Waitemata Harbour Clean-up Trust scoured the coast between Mechanics Bay and Okahu Bay.
Thanks to all volunteers for helping out, and to supporters for their generous donation of spot prizes for the day. Finally, cheers to Joe Dowling from The Shutter Pirates for capturing the day with the awesome photos you see above.
This Saturday we’re partnering-up with Clean Planet to run a coastal clean-up along Tamaki Drive in Auckland. We’ll be starting in Okahu Bay and St Heliers and walking back towards Mission Bay, where we’ll be having a BBQ and kid’s activities afterwards, at around 1.30pm.
It’s the perfect time to get out and do something good for our beautiful coastlines: this week is National Clean-up Week, and this Saturday is International Coastal Clean-up Day. By taking part on Saturday you’ll be joining hundreds of thousands of people from around the world who are all volunteering their time to look after our coastlines. A pretty awesome thing to be involved-in, we think.
11am, St Heliers: meet by the children’s playground at the far end of St Heliers Bay (away from the city).
11am, Okahu Bay: meet at the city end of the bay.
Keen to get involved?
Simply RSVP on Facebook — this will give us an idea of numbers so we can make sure there are enough sacks, gloves and sausages for all! Feel free to invite your friends and family.