On the eve of Mother's Day community groups were invited once again to participate in the cleaning up of our river banks and estuary edge. 835 people representing 42 groups collected 3.6 Tonnes (588 bags plus over hundred large items plus 62 car tyres of carelesly discarded rubbish.A stirling effort. But unfortunately some people will keep littering and tides bring in more rubbish.
This event is jointly organised by the Avon/Otakaro River Network, the Opawaho/Heathcote River Network, the Estuary Ihutai Trust, Cassells tannery and City Care and 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.
PHOT:O; ECan crs Cynthia Roberts and Labour MP Hon. Ruth Dyson are not afraid to get their hands dirty to help other to clean up the estuary,