Freshwater Surf Livesaving Club Joins the Australian Marine Debris Initiative

Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, held their first beach clean up event on Sunday 26th September. Reports from organiser Naomi Donohue, indicated that the clean up went really well with approximately 16kgs collected in 3.5hours.

Data collected included 400+ bits of foam, 1100 cigarette butts and 170+ drink lids, with a fabulous 25 + volunteers. A positive message was highlighted in the community with the event catching the attention of passers by, who stopped to ask questions and lend a quick hand, including two young Nippers that then didn’t want to leave!

With such great support we now plan to run a beach clean at the start and end of every patrolling season (late September and April).We survived the beach clean – absolutely exhausted – thanks again to all the volunteers, Surfrider Foundation and Eco Divers, as well as logistical support from Tangaroa Blue, and happily I can say there are club members already planning the next one.

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