posted on November 19, 2016 06:38
|Activity date :|| Saturday, 19 November 2016|
|Location : ||3199|
|Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : ||118 Bags|
|Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : ||N/A|
|Estimated kgs picked up : ||147 Kg|
|Time spent for this event : ||59 Hours|
|Number of collected bottles : ||500|
|Container Volume % of total rubbish : ||N/A|
|Number of collected syringes : ||3|
|Cleaned length : ||919 m|
|Cleaned width : ||28 m|
|Cleaned area : ||25732 m2|
|Most common items collected : ||Drink Containers. All bottles and cans for CDS count|
|Were there any nurdles? : ||1000+|
A big thank you to everyone who gave up their Saturday to come and help us remove a record breaking 146.65Kgs of litter.
With perfect conditions, 59 amazingly dedicated people set off in both northerly and southerly directions from the centrally located meeting point at the base of Olivers Hill and it was no surprise that it was going to be a big day, especially as the rocks here are notorious for collecting litter, most of which is washed in with the currents.
Bottles were of course the biggest issue followed by cigarette butts and straws. Fishing line was also another big problem followed by a range of assorted plastic and rubber items including a fish filleting tray which appears to have fallen from someone's boat at some stage. Although most of the litter appears to have been washed in from the currents, it was evident however that there was a significant volume from people using the area. Another issue faced was the amount of dog faeces along the path, something that our volunteers should not have to be cleaning up, but clearly there are a number of irresponsible dog owners using the area so we will convey this information back to council.
Again, a big thank you to our members and members of Sea Shepherd who came along, to help us make such a positive difference.