Giving nature a hand
It’s not often we get the chance to do something positive for a body of water, says Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet chairman Tony Shaw.
Normally it’s the body of water doing something positive for us, he says, providing us with an environment to sail on, swim in, fish out of, walk around, or just sit and enjoy.
But Mr Shaw is looking forward to Sunday, October 31, when Pauatahanui Inlet will be given a spruce-up with the help of local residents. He’s hoping Kapi-Mana News readers will get along and lend a hand.
The Inlet receives a spring clean every year, and taking part is a great activity for young and old, he says. The annual cleanup is organised by the Guardians and Keep Porirua Beautiful, with the support of Plimmerton Rotary.
Everyone who helps is rewarded with a barbecue at the end of the event, which usually runs for up to two hours, and there’s a chance to win a grocery raffle, courtesy of Mana New World.
Choosing a suitable time for the cleanup can be a challenge, since it has to be near low tide, he says.
Because the three-yearly cockle survey is on November 21, the cleanup is being held earlier than usual, starting at Browns Bay, 11am.
More information at gopi.org.nz.