river­side clean-up



As part of a se­ries of com­mu­nity events co­or­di­nated around the launch of the new Manawatū River Lead­ers’ Fo­rum Ac­tion Plan, staff and Coun­cil­lors from Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity joined Hori­zons staff scour­ing the banks of the Manawatū River to col­lect rub­bish.

The clean-up started at Dittmer Drive with all vol­un­teers given a rub­bish bag and gloves be­fore fan­ning out along the walk­way. As well as the nor­mal gen­eral rub­bish like bot­tles and wrap­pers and plas­tic bags, there were also some un­usual finds like a three piece couch, a tar­pau­lin, items of cloth­ing and car parts. PNCC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Paddy Clif­ford said we take a lot of pride in the work in and around the river to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment that’s safe, ac­ces­si­ble and pro­vides recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties for our com­mu­nity. Both PNCC and Hori­zons Re­gional Coun­cil are sig­na­to­ries to the Manawatū River Lead­ers’ Ac­cord and have con­trib­uted ac­tions to the new Ac­tion Plan. For more in­for­ma­tion about the Manawatū River Lead­ers’ Fo­rum and up­com­ing events visit www.man­awa­turiver.co.nz or see the Manawatū River Face­book page.

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