Love Your Coast Lucas Creek Clean-up, Greenhithe | Sustainable Coastlines

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Event Details

Sep 2019
The annual Lucas Creek Clean-up was held by the Greenhithe Ecology Network in association with Sustainable Coastlines on Saturday the 14th of September.  More than 116 volunteers of all ages turned up at the wharf on foot, and in kayaks and picked up more than 2000L of rubbish (two trailer loads) and 16 tyres from our local awa Lucas Creek, and the surrounding streets of Greenhithe in less than two hours. This was all made possible by the enthusiastic involvement of the Tauhinu Sea scouts, students from Albany Junior High School and many locals and greenhithe visitors alike. Lunch for the volunteers was made possible with the generous help of local business Accounting Net and Phoenix Organic drinks.
Keep an eye out for the next clean-up!

From 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday the 14th of September, join the Greenhithe Ecology Network and Sustainable Coastlines by dropping into Greenhithe Wharf at the end of Rame Road, Greenhithe.  Here you’ll receive important health and safety information and pick up sacks, gloves and other important equipment, as well as be assigned a clean-up location in the surrounding area.

Proudly sponsored by Greenhithe local board, Accountability Net and Phoenix organics drinks.

This will be a fun, family day out so bring along the little ones and the more mature alike.

Please register for this event on the Google form below

What to bring:

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots are required for participation. Gumboots are not recommended. Coastal terrain can be challenging with rocks that can be sharp, loose and slippery.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes: NZ weather is unpredictable. Bring at least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat, sun cream and other sunsmart gear.
  • Sunglasses. NZ sun is harsh and wind can blow sand and dust around. Protect those eyes from the sun and sand by bringing your own glasses
  • Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
  • Snacks.
  • Camera (optional). Use #loveyourcoast on social media or email to [email protected]


What do Sustainable Coastlines provide:

  • Reusable rubbish sacks and gloves
  • Drinking and hand washing water
  • Sunblock, hand sanitiser and soap
  • Health and Safety briefing and documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • A fun, healthy and safe environment
  • Light lunch and refreshments post-event


More information:

For more information on the day or to find out if we can cater to your group’s requirements, please email Shelley on [email protected].



Please register via the Google form below. If the form doesn’t work, please click here.


What if it rains?

If it looks like it’s not going to be that nice, we’ll make the call to postpone.  We will be in touch closer to the time if this is needing to happen.