Annual Rangitoto and Motutapu Island Rubbish Cleanup: volunteers wanted.
Place: HGauraki Gulf    
City: Auckland Regional council: Auckland

The next clean up and survey of coatal rubbish is scheduled for Sunday 13 September. Again, ferries and boats will be transporting volunteers to the islands for a massive clean-up day. This event is a well known community outing, supported by boaties and landlubbers alike. In past years, the amount of rubbish collected has filled entire barges anchored near the islands.

The information from this effort is collected for an international database about rubbish throughout the world. Did you know that some 90% of marine rubbish found on coasts worldwide is related to purchased drinks -- caps, straws, and all the other packaging?

For more  information contact Gael Arnold, director, at

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