Litter collected from Woy Woy Bay
Brisbane Waters Secondary College Umina Campus students have collected 12 large bags of litter from Woy Woy Bay near the railway station recently.
A total of 320 kilos of rubbish was taken to Woy Woy Tip.
The storm and gutter litter was dominated by soft plastic, polystyrene and plastic bottles from the mangroves close to the station and from the nearby Woy Woy Channel, according to Clean4Shore clean-up co-ordinator Mr Graham Johnston.
He said two large pieces of "jetty offcuts" were also found floating in the mangroves, "a definite hazard for boating, and a poor reflection on those within that industry".
Several drains close to the station were inspected with "bulk soft plastic" found to be discharging directly into the Bay.
Mr Johnston said it was hard work in a big tide, completed in good spirit by the team, and well supervised by a supporting teacher who provided valuable information about the source of the litter.
Social media, 31 Oct 2020
Graham Johnston, Clean4Shore