This Friday 8 October, nine crew from Lantern Insurance hit the shores of Rangitoto Island in the second of a series of clean-ups at different locations around the island. Volunteers worked hard along rocky coastlines to remove around 1450 litres of rubbish in one day. The spring weather was on our side, and a brilliant day in the sun was made even better as we were greeted by a large pod of dolphins playing along the coast as we made our way around the island.
This event played an important part in the planning and build-up to a large-scale coastal clean-up event we are helping to coordinate on Rangitoto Island on Monday 6 December, as part of the national Love your Coast event series. Along with picking-up trash, we also collected data on trash concentrations, beach entry points, landing sites and terrain types: valuable planning information.
A huge thanks to the volunteers from Lantern Insurance for rolling-up your sleeves and giving a little back to our coastlines, and cheers to Hayden Smith and Ben Harris from the Waitemata Harbour Clean-up Trust for logistical support in getting us around the island on boat The Phil Warren.
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