World Clean-up Day was the perfect opportunity for us to get started in the season of beach clean ups upcoming 0ver summer.
Volunteers of all ages joined us at Point England reserve to take part in this great worldwide event. The weather decided to change to rain and wind from ‘brief showers’. Tāmaki Makaurau likes to keep us guessing, but everyone was prepared and keen to get stuck in regardless of the weather.
Due to the weather we got through the safety briefing and information quickly so there wasn’t too much standing around, before a beautiful Karakia from one of our SC team members Shelley.
Once everyone had an area assigned to them, they headed off for an hour and a half of cleaning up the beaches and areas surrounding Point England reserve. Meeting back at base for a refreshing Phoenix Organic drink to quench the thirst from all the awesome efforts!
All the rubbish was added together and by the end of the day there was a huge pile that was taken out of the environment. Many people commented they were surprised to see how much rubbish was there and they were grateful to a part of helping to clean it up. The most common items in the collection were: broken bottles, food wrappers, fishing line. Even a few tyres were hauled from the area.
A massive thank you to the volunteers for coming out and putting in such an awesome effort!