This litter catchment boom at Boat Harbour on the Cooks River fills faster than they empty it.  As the tide changes, all that cannot fit into the boom is carried back up the river often to get caught in the mangroves.

This litter catchment boom at Boat Harbour on the Cooks River fills faster than they empty it. As the tide changes, all that cannot fit into the boom is carried back up the river often to get caught in the mangroves.

The Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign is targeting the Cook River for its next clean-up.   How good is that.  I have cut & pasted the following from their Facebook event.  See – https://www.facebook.com/events/1548493292114019/

“The Cooks River has a catchment area of 100 square kilometres within the metropolitan areas of Sydney. Over 400,000 people live in this area and there are over 100,000 commercial and industrial premises.  Discarded litter will be blown and washed into the river eventually entering our oceans and so our riverbanks are important areas to target for debris.  We hope you will join us fight the plastic pollution!!!   

BRING:          “It is a muddy area in the Mangroves, please wear gumboots or something similar!!”  Gloves are essential.  Bring water & be sun smart  No single use plastic at this event.  Come with friends & family & we can all make a difference together!  For our Oceans!”

WHERE:        Meet at St George Soccer Stadium, Barton Park, Banksia.

DATE:            Sunday 22nd May 2016.

TIME:             2pm.

The Cooks River - our little piece of paradise that must be protected

The Cooks River – our little piece of paradise that must be protected

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