12 months of Beach Clean Ups

The Discovery Coast Environment Group (DCEG) has celebrated a year of beach clean ups, and environmental awareness for the local area.

Meeting at Main Beach last Saturday for the monthly , 20.5kg was collected, and the removal of part of a plastic tank that had washed ashore was organised.

A BBQ in the park followed the hard work, with a great turn out of people wanting to talk about environmental issues.

Several members were away at the clean up, due to the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and SEED camp. It is kids like these that make our environmental future look brighter.

The DCEG would like to give a extra special thank you to several people.

Firstly, Mel Thomson, Tim Lawry and Georgia Hughes from the Agnes Lifestyle Group for their financial donation to the group, which will be used to further promote Plastic Bag Free awareness within the area.

Secondly to Georgia Hughes for her personal donation of 35 string bags for the DCEG to use with Plastic Bag Free awareness campaigns.

Last but not least, we would like to thank Stephen Bennett MP, Shadow Minister for Environment, Heritage Protection and National Parks, for his donation of a First Aid Kit, which will be on hand for all beach clean ups and outdoor activities.

The Next Beach Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday 29 August, at Springs Beach, meeting at the top of the walkway at 9am.

The next meeting will be on 2 September at 5.30pm, Beachcombers Cafe, 1770 Camp grounds. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to come along to both Beach Clean Up and or meeting.#beachcleanupsarefun