Chilli Beach Clean-up Day

On the 2nd of August the students from the Lockhart River State School Secondary volunteered to participate in the Chilli Beach clean-up day. Everyone met up at the Chilli Beach northern car park at 9am. Teachers, parents, the local Lockhart River Shire and the even visitors in the area joined in on the event to help our salt water country. Afterwards everyone was treated to a BBQ supplied by the Lockhart River Retail Store and a t-shirt from the Tangaroa Blue. We were able to cover the whole beach again this year and removed 4.91 tonnes (5.5 tonnes last year) – and the thong count was 4,757 (4,696 last year). Which is a massive 61 thongs more than last year.
Rakiesha Dean

Lockhart River Students at Chilli Beach Clean Up

Since 2010 the Chilli Beach Clean Up has been an activity that the students from Lockhart River State School has particpated in, and the 2012 event was no exception!

Students, teachers and parents joined community volunteers, the local Lockhart River Shire and visitors to the area for their annual clean up in July.

The event was held over a week and the whole 5km of Chilli Beach was cleaned removing 5.5 tonnes of debris. The students were part of a community event where over 1 tonne of debris was collected from the northern section of the beach alone.

Afterwards they were treated to a BBQ supplied by Out of the Blue Cafe and the Lockhart River Store and a t-shirt from Tangaroa Blue.