Join the Hobson Bay coastal cleanup next weekend

By 2019 june

The Outboard Boating Club of Auckland and coastal cleanup specialists, SeaCleaners, are inviting volunteers from schools, clubs and groups all around the area and beyond to help remove rubbish, that has collected over the years in Hobson Bay and its adjacent Purewa Creek. The cleanup event is taking place next Sunday morning, 9 June 2019 (weather permitting).

“Hobson Bay has been described as ‘the jewel in Auckland’s waterfront crown’ and with the help of volunteers from schools, scouts, girl guides, and other members of the local community we want to help restore the bay to its previous pristine state,” says Bill Berry Commodore of the Outboard Boating Club.

The Club have chosen the date and time – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – because of the favourable tides that will allow the best access to collect rubbish during the clean-up which will be followed by a barbeque at the clubhouse and prizes donated by businesses at the local Orakei Bay Village.

Volunteers are asked to gather at the Outboard Boating Club clubhouse 7 Tamaki Drive at 9.30 am for briefings on designated targets. Bring gloves, lace-up shoes or boots (gumboots not recommended).

Please RSVP your interest in participating in the event to ASAP.

The Hauraki Gulf Forum is aware that cleanups are occurring all the time in and around the Gulf. The Forum is looking at a way to feature all the various cleanups in its future communications.