Scrub up our coast
Wellington Coastal Clean Up 2012 takes place on September 16, the last day of Conservation Week and Myfanwy Emeny of Wellington City Council says the aim is to get everybody involved in cleaning up a patch of the region’s coast.
“We want people to get involved and help clean up as much of Wellington’s coastline as possible, whether it’s Porirua Harbour, Wellington Harbour, along the South Coast or further afield,” Emeny says.
Emeny is encouraging local groups to register for a cleanup area. Groups, assisted by volunteers, will be responsible for “looking after their little patch”.
“Gloves and bags will be provided. People just have to bring themselves, warm clothes and sturdy footwear.”
Emeny says one of the differences about Wellington Coastal Clean-Up 2012 is that the rubbish collected will be audited in an attempt to locate where it comes from.
“We want to find the source of the problem so we can take action to prevent the pollution of our beaches and coastline.”
Groups or individuals wanting to take part in the clean-up should register at firstname.lastname@example.org
The city council website also contains information about the event.
Wellington Coastal Clean-Up 2012 follows another harbour clean-up, by divers from Victoria University’s coastal laboratory lab and The Dive Guys. On August 31 divers helped with an underwater heavy object clean-up in the area of the diving platform near Frank Kitts lagoon.