posted 15 May, 2019

Huon Marine Debris Clean-up

On Saturday 11th May 2019 the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration, hosted by NRM South, held one of its most exciting events of the year – the Huon Marine Debris Clean-up. The magnificent coastline of Charlotte Cove, Garden Island and surrounds are cleaner thanks to the efforts of the 82 incredible volunteers and collaboration partners, who removed over 9 cubic metres of debris. Thirty-six large bags of rubbish were collected, containing all kinds of materials, plus larger items such as a fridge, engines, car parts, tires, fencing and building materials. Attendees came from a range of organisations, community groups, schools, councils, parks, industry and businesses such as the Parks and Wildlife Service, Kingborough Council, Huon Valley Council, Huon Aquaculture, Tassal, Pakana Services, the DEEP Group at the University of Tasmania, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Bruny Island Boat Club. Working together, we can make significant strides to reduce marine debris impacts in coastal areas and in the marine environment.