Following the success of last year’s massive riverside clean-up the Myall River Action Group has organised another blitz along the Tea Gardens waterfront.
Although last year’s event was marred by poor visibility that didn’t stop the volunteers from locating and collecting two trailer loads full of debris, including bicycles, bottles, tyres and road markers, to name a few of the items.
Gordon Grainger, from the Myall River Action Group is hoping water conditions in the river will be better for this year’s clean-up.
Taking into account optimum conditions, tide and advice from Forster-based marine ecologist, Suzanne Fiebig the clean-up has been scheduled for February 21.
“This time we will include the full width of the bridge, the area along the Moira Pd ramp and the Gut,” Mr Grainger said.
Mr Grainger said his group was overwhelmed by assistance from both the community and community groups for last year’s clean-up.
We hope they will be as generous this time around, Mr Grainger said.
MidCoast Council has indicated it will support the project with $1000 along with assistance from staff members and it has agreed to waive tip costs.
Boatshed Restaurant and Boat hire owner/operator, Clarrie Davidson will once again donate the use of his boats.
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