Seaside Scavenge at Anna Bay removes 146kg Trash from Coastline

The Seaside Scavenge environmental warriors enjoying their successful event at Anna Bay Port Stephens.
The Seaside Scavenge environmental warriors enjoying their successful event at Anna Bay Port Stephens.

 

ANNA Bay’s Robinson Reserve was the host of a unique environmental event which not only saw the coastal area cleaned up but the scavengers environmental efforts well rewarded.

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Seaside Scavenge is a new event to Port Stephens and it has already achieved some great outcomes.

All in all, 92 people registered to collect rubbish from the site, enjoy the music and swap it for donated goods at the market which was held on the day.

Josh Holliday of Seaside Scavenge told News Of The Area, “290kg of clothes, books and toys were donated to the event that saw a total of 146kg of trash removed from the environment.”

The environmentally friendly event saw support from the local not for profit Sea Shelter and Port Stephens Council.

The market stall area was well and truly checked out and scavengers exchanged their collected waste for new treasures that were saved from landfill.

Within the event precinct event participants enjoyed live music, sun and a wonderful sense of purpose.

“We had some morning fog that cleared by about 10am and the rest of the day was beautiful, sunny and warm.”

The Council had a stall set up with a lot of interest from the community and we also had Sea Shelter, a local environmental community group with a stall.

“The whole day had a feeling of ‘good vibes’,” he said.

Of the trash collected 63kg was sent for recycling and 83kg was actual waste that paired with the donations saw 373kg of waste saved from harming the environment.

Port Stephens Deputy Mayor Sarah Smith, said, “We’re very proud to support this event and have the opportunity to do our bit for the environment.

‘We’re so lucky to live in this beautiful place and we need to be responsible for what we leave behind when we come to the beach.”

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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