Com­mu­nity called to clean up river mess

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A large amount of baleage wrap has been spread over many kilo­me­tres of the up­per Tuituki River and a call is go­ing out to CHB lo­cals to help with a cleanup.

The HBRC has done some clean­ing up al­ready, but there are still large amounts of plas­tic in the river bed and on veg­e­ta­tion.

On be­half of the CHB Branch of For­est and Bird, Ash­ley Clin­ton res­i­dent Clint Deckard is ar­rang­ing a work­ing bee in con­junc­tion with HBRC to help clean up the rest of the plas­tic.

“It’s go­ing to take a lot ef­fort from a lot of peo­ple to deal with this,” Clint says.

The event is on Sun­day, Novem­ber 4, from 10am to 12.30pm and par­tic­i­pants will need to take along a pocket knife or sim­i­lar to cut the plas­tic from veg­e­ta­tion and a spade to dig it from the river gravel.

Due to river cross­ings it is not re­ally suit­able for chil­dren.

There has been a sig­nif­i­cant pol­lu­tion event in the up­per Tuk­i­tuki River.

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