On Tuesday 4 February 2014, 16 students from Auckland University’s English Language Academy joined us for a clean-up on Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto Island.
Volunteers headed along the coastal walkway from Rangitoto Wharf to Flax Point, starting their clean-up there and heading out to the point along the rocky coast, picking up 300 litres of litter along the way. Overall an impressive 1,109 individual items were removed from the coast: a great effort on Rangitoto’s challenging volcanic terrain.
This type of hands-on action proves to be an excellent, practical, fun way for anyone to learn about how the constant stream of litter from Auckland’s streets flows out through storm drains and affects the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.
A massive thank you to the students and teachers at English Language Academy not only for your fantastic effort on the day.