Kalang River rubbish bagged up in big clean up

Members of Kalang River Dragon Boat Club bagging up the rubbish along their local river as part of the Clean-Up Australia campaign.

THE Kalang River Dragon Boat Club members swapped out their usual training exercises on Saturday morning 4 March to clean-up the river in and around where their club paddles as part of the Clean-Up Australia campaign.

Despite the picture perfect conditions on the day with the river aquamarine in colour and looking crystal clear, there was still plenty of rubbish to be found along the river banks.

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The team collected three large bags of rubbish much of which was plastic waste.

“We had a very successful clean-up this morning,” said club member Beth Spriggs.

“We had two boats on the water including some new paddlers and we were escorted by a playful group of dolphins diving around the boat as we paddled and looking out for rubbish.

“The clean-up was a good exercise for our boat steerers also who did a sterling job of manoeuvring in and out of the inlets, under trees and other tricky spots.

“We have recently started a new system with our club being more environmentally aware with our own waste from the after-training breakfast.

“Our waste is now separated with recyclables and general waste disposed of appropriately while food waste goes home to the chooks,” said Beth.

The Kalang River Dragon Boat Club paddles every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings followed by breakfast at the club house.

A Learn to Paddle course for both men and women starts on Saturday March 18.

For more information you can contact the Club via its Kalang River Dragon Boat Club Facebook page.


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