Students collect rubbish from mangroves
Year 6 students from Pretty Beach Public School recently participated in the Clean4Shore program removing rubbish from the mangroves and foreshore along the Dog Track.
They were guided by Mr Jono Johnson from Clean4Shore.
"Overwhelming enthusiasm was displayed getting wetsuits and booties on," Mr Johnson said.
"I thought maybe they would not be as keen in the mud and mangroves, but I was wrong.
"They thrived on the challenge and the task became harder with oyster trays, foam bedding, car tyres and timber dragged from the mangroves up to the dog track, all by the students," he said.
"Litter in the mangroves, oyster mesh and crab nets in the oyster beds: these students did it all."
Local bush care volunteers accompanied the group, explaining the work they were undertaking in the local area.
Small pieces of litter were collected from the tidal mark, with five very heavy bags filled.
The students collected 110 pieces of plastic, 34 straws, 66 food wrappings and 29 glass beer bottles, as well as rope, oyster mesh and larger items.
Newsletter, 30 Aug 2018
Deborah Callender, Pretty Beach Public School
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