Macquarie Harbour Clean-Up
Saturday 1 April – Wednesday 5 April, 2017
Marine debris collected from 80 km of shoreline
Over five days, volunteers, industry, and stakeholders joined together to collect marine debris from beaches and coves to prevent harm to wildlife and environment.
Clean-up teams collected marine debris from remote beaches that can only be accessed by boat, some in World Heritage areas.
Made possible by Wildcare and community volunteers, West Coast Yacht Charters and Fish Farm companies Huon Aquaculture, Tassal, and Petuna.
Wildcare members Jack and Jude, Trevor, and Grahame were joined by volunteers Megs, Helen, Alan and Anni aboard the West Coast Yacht Charter Stormbreaker to scour a zone that ran 5 km through World Heritage National Park, south from the entrance of Kelly Basin, including Clerks Bay and Charcoal Burners Bluff to North Pebbly Beach.
Trevor Norton, who volunteered the use of his charter vessel, supplied all the food and a few drinks, and so our merry band of eight set off on a balmy Sunday afternoon.
More photos, report, and critical opinion by Jack and Jude click here
Other bits of interest –
ABC – Clean-up aiming to trace marine rubbish to its source