On the 'eve of Mother's Day' 50 community groups (approx 1500 volunteers) plus 21 schools (approx 1600 children) unite to participate in the cleaning up of our river banks and estuary edge.
This event is jointly organised by the Estuary Trust, the Avon/Otakaro River Network, the Opawaho/Heathcote River Network, EOS Ecology, Conservation Volunteers NZ, Drinkable Rivers, Cassells tannery and City Care.
Can you help? Three sites need volunteers!! Report to the superviors at 10am;
1- Cnr Settlers cres and Tussock Street - Ferrymead.
2 - Ferrymead Park Drive - off Bridle Path Road - Ferrymead. (clearly signposted)
3 - South New Brighton Park Jetty - off Beatty Street in New Brighton.
OR can you join our "HIGH FIVE" campaign. Check the gutter in front of your home or your neighbourhood for 5 pieces of rubbish and dispose of it. Imagine if every household did just that!!! We would not have any litter entering our waterways at all.
The event is supported by Christchurch City Council, the RATA foundation and Environment Canterbury. The success of this annual event is thanks to all our fabulous caring and enthusiastic volunteers who turn out on the day for this messy task.
PHOTO; Cynthia Roberts and retired Labour MP Hon. Ruth Dyson are not afraid to get their hands dirty to help others cleaning up the estuary during the 2019 event.