A small family on holidays at Macmasters Beach, gave Clean4shore a go, joining local volunteers for a clean-up at Bensville Jetty. 14 full bags of litter were retrieved, plus plenty of larger items including a toilet seat, irrigation pipe, truck and car tyre, oyster products, deck chairs, treated pine, shade cloth, tarpaulins and fence palings. The most common items were the 280 plastic bottles, plus 420 plastic bags or pieces of plastic. In total 480kgs were removed and disposed off at the Woy Woy landfill.
Unfortunatley some residents have cut paths through the mangrove system to enable them to reach the water’s edge from their houses.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students assisted in the clean-up as part of their required community service and great support from local shop owner Sue from Bottle Tree Café who took care of the volunteers following the clean-up.