Beach crew cleans up
A RUSTY old tire, a child’s bike, a large conveyer belt, animal syringes and a Remington bullet holder are just some of the random artifacts found for CleanUp Australia Day. Volunteers from Tangaroa Blue, Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises and Wavelength Marine Charters hit Cow Bay Beach and Cape Kimberley to clean up the rubbish washed up on our local beaches.
Tangaroa Blue manager Heidi Taylor organised a team to clean Cow Bay after hearing that it was badly polluted.
“It was pleasing to see that Cow Bay was relatively clean with bits of rubbish weighing 13kg,” she said.
“Over 2920 items of debris had been collected at Cape Kimberly weighing 149kg including 1104 pieces of broken hard plastic, 834 pieces of polystyrene foam, 348 lids, 89 shoes and 53 cigarette lighters.”
The volunteer who found the most unusual item was Erin Smart and the volunteer who could guess the total amount of kilograms collected was Tanya Galvin.
Job well done: the Tangaroa Blue clean-up crew