Volunteers collect a whopping 311 kilograms of waste from Hastings River

a man standing next to waste collected from a local waterway
A group of seven local anglers gathered at Fern Bank Creek boat ramp on Saturday 20 January for OzFish’s Keep It Clean event.
The volunteers hit the banks of the Hastings River and scoured the waterway where plastics, glass bottles, scrap metals and tyres were just some of the waste items removed. Volunteers even found a dumped bike frame, gas bottle and carpet in the waterway. The best thing about this event was not only cleaning up the river but that the volunteers were local fishers passionate about giving back to their favourite fishing spot. All the waste, 311.8 kilograms to be exact, was picked up by Port Macquarie Hastings Council for free disposal.
Join OzFish Unlimited and NSW DPI Fisheries for one or two ‘Keep it Clean’ events for the Hastings River:
  • Saturday 6 July 2024 9am-11am
  • Saturday 28 September 9am-11am
Registration is essential and all necessary equipment will be provided.

“Keep it Clean” is a partnership with OzFish and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. It is made possible through funding by the Recreational Fishing Trust and Marine Estate Management Strategy, and proudly supported by Port Macquarie Hastings Council.

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