Inlet to get some love and care
In spring a young man’s thoughts turn to love, so they say, but the Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet’s thoughts turn to clean-up day.
Every year the Guardians, along with Keep Porirua Beautiful, organise a clean-up of the Pauatahanui Inlet and invite locals to help.
This year’s clean-up day is Sunday, November 10, and the Guardians are hoping for a good turnout of volunteers.
The gathering point is the Browns Bay car park at 11am. Volunteers will be given bags and gloves and sent off to their allocated sector, then enticed back again with a Plimmerton Rotary-organised barbecue about 12.15pm.
The Guardians are always amazed at what is collected, with last year’s most surprising find being an entire microwave, according to Guardians chairman and clean-up day organiser Tony Shaw.
‘‘Normally it’s smaller stuff like glass, plastic and tins, although tyres and roofing iron do turn up, too,’’ he said.
‘‘Everyone’s welcome. It’s a great family activity and gives an opportunity to reinforce the environmental message with kids.
‘‘We’ve also had exchange students come with their host families, as part of the community service component of their exchange programme.’’