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Huon Marine Debris Clean-up

Last Saturday 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.

The Collaboration is hoping for an even bigger turnout for the

Bruny Island Marine Debris Clean-up

The clean-up will run over five hours and volunteers are invited to join a FREE BBQ lunch of meat, salmon and delicious salads. To register for the Bruny Island Clean-up, and find out more information please contact Amelia Fowles: afowles@nrmsouth.org.au

 

The D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration is supported through funding from the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration partners – the Derwent Estuary Program, NRM South, Huon Aquaculture, Huon Valley and Kingborough Councils, Tassal and TasWater.

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