Volunteers clean up streets and creeks

CLEANING UP: Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc volunteers Chris Feltham, Dave Young, Anthony Hele, Emma Roth, Jo Williams, Jacquie Sheils, Kay Kunze, Esther and Jonathon Dykyj, Makayla Roth and Jacki Smith, took part in the 'Clean up streets and creeks' program on Sunday.
CLEANING UP: Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc volunteers Chris Feltham, Dave Young, Anthony Hele, Emma Roth, Jo Williams, Jacquie Sheils, Kay Kunze, Esther and Jonathon Dykyj, Makayla Roth and Jacki Smith, took part in the 'Clean up streets and creeks' program on Sunday.

ELEVEN volunteers joined the Eco Barge Clean Seas led clean-up streets and creeks program on Sunday, collecting 177kg of rubbish from the suburban area bordering Cannonvale's foreshore.

Eco Barge clean-up leader Jacki Smith said Sunday's initiative was one of a number of clean-up's covered by the program, funded by the Federal Government's 'Caring for our Country' grant.

"This is specifically focussed on getting that land-based litter before it washes into the marine environment and becomes marine debris," Ms Smith said.

The volunteers scoured the streets, creeks and stormwater drains between Shingley and Cannonvale beaches, from 8.45-11am.

Ms Smith said they found 106 glass bottles, 290 aluminium cans and 198 plastic bags, with the bags especially prevalent along the boardwalk.

"And there were random things - we found a bike and an esky - so the types of things that are either dumped or misplaced are quite varied," she said.

Ms Smith said the top offenders were cigarette butts (112) and plastic food packaging (443 pieces, including 115 takeaway containers), "so that's things we could so easily be preventing".

"Especially along this area. There are bins every couple of hundred metres so there's really no excuse for things not to find their way into a rubbish bin," she said.

Over the course of the clean streets and creeks clean-up's conducted to date, Ms Smith said the team "would have easily cracked over 1000kg of rubbish overall".

"So that's basically 1000kg of rubbish that hasn't had the opportunity to wash into the ocean," she said.

Three more clean streets and creeks clean-up's have been scheduled for the month, on January 17, 20 and 22. For more information or to register as a volunteer visit or phone Libby Edge on

0417 642 815.

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