Kincumber Broadwater is now as clean as mud thanks to a group of 14 Telstra employees. As part of the Brisbane Waters Foreshore Program, Clean4Shore, the enthusiastic team dove headfirst into the mangroves and mud, removing vast amounts of debris from the heavily polluted waterway.
The enthusiastic group was transported to the site via barge, and was not deterred by the testing conditions and rapidly dropping tides. A total of 4 and a half hours was spent by the group pulling out all manner of debris items, including a double bed mattress, 16 car tyres, and even a 10-foot barge! Luckily the barge being used by the clean up team was bigger.
An impressive total of 1.36 tonnes was removed from the 700m area targeted during the clean up, with some of the debris being dated all the way back to 1952. A huge thank you goes to Corporate Landcare for funding this clean up, to Simon for the use of his barge and truck, and of course to the Telstra team who weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Top effort!