Want clean beaches? Just barge in

PERFECT weather made for another successful Eco Barge Services trip on Saturday with more than 200 kilograms of rubbish collected.

The dedicated team of five local volunteers and two crew members collected this huge amount of garbage in a full day out between 8am-4pm.

The first trip of the organisation's second year of operations visited Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island where the crew cleaned two beaches.

Since the organisation started last year it has cleared a total of 50,000kg of rubbish from Whitsunday beaches and waters.

Eco Barge Services director Libby Edge gratefully thanked Charter Yachts Australia for its valuable support on the Saturday trip.

Two trips have been organised for August with the support of Whitsunday Regional Council.

Libby is still looking for sponsors to help fund this very important task of cleaning our waters and foreshores.

Call Libby on 0417 642 815 or register as a volunteer on www.

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