Posted by Paul Giles
An enthusiastic and willing group of club members (and partners) spent Sunday morning picking up an assortment of paper, plastic and other items of rubbish lying on the banks of Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River.
Despite rubbish bins being placed at regular intervals along the riverbank, it would seem a lot of people choose not to use them. Our efforts resulted in the collection of 15 bags of rubbish.
The River Ranger, Travis Moody, was most supportive of our campaign and provided us with bags, gloves, sanitizer and a variety of tools to make the task easier.
We were also supported by Megan & Chris, two members of the club’s satellite group. It was good to welcome them along and have them involved in wider club activities.
We finished the morning’s activities with a very fine morning tea – a variety of home-baking with capable assistance from the Perry family.
Lastly, a special mention about one of our members, Robin Aitken. Although we had completed our set task for the day, he enthusiastically crossed to the other side of the river and carried on – well done Robin !
Thanks to everyone for their help with making this project a success.
Environment & Amenities Committee Hutt Riverbank Clean-up, Sunday 13th September