An estimated 140kgs of rubbish was removed from Spring Creek, Torquay over the weekend thanks to a team of 42 volunteers.
Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast together with the Torquay Boardriders Club spent the Sunday afternoon retrieving bikes, cigarette butts and plastics from the waterways.
From the Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast Facebook page:
We’re stoked with the amazing turnout to our clean up at Torquay Surf Beach this morning. Forty two people gathered approximately 140 kilograms of rubbish plus a bike and heaps of micro plastic that was retrieved from Spring Creek.
The rubbish consisted mostly of cigarette butts and drink bottles. Some years ago, Surfrider successfully lobbied the Surf Coast Shire to pass a bylaw that bans smoking and glass bottles on the beach, but unfortunately we are still seeing a lot of ciggie butts in the sand.
A special thanks to Torquay Boardriders Club with an attendance of 20 or so of their members, great effort!
Interested in getting involved and helping your local environment? Join one of the many volunteer groups along the coast and help do your bit today! More information available at www.gorcc.com.au.