1,010 Cigarette Butts – July’s Haul at Aireys Inlet!

The Santa Monica boys returned to the five km stretch of beach from Moggs Creek to Grassy Creek for their July clean up. We hadn’t collected debris on this stretch since way back in April so it was interesting to see what had been washed up. We highlighted cigarette butts as our focus this week – with a promise of a block of chocolate for the group for every 200 butts they could find! There is nothing like chocolate to motivate 15 year old boys – we ended up with 1010 butts in all.
Other than that there was the usual array of discarded bait bags and tangled fishing line – hooks and sinkers still attached – left by the surf fishermen who, as a group, need some educating about the impact of their negligence on the beach environment.

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