Small band of volunteers donate their Sunday morning to creek cleanliness

Dechlan King and dad Nicholas were among a handful of volunteers cleaning up Tenterfield Creek on Sunday.
Dechlan King and dad Nicholas were among a handful of volunteers cleaning up Tenterfield Creek on Sunday.

A very small army of helpers turned out to assist OzFish Unlimited volunteers remove rubbish from Tenterfield Creek on Sunday, March 4 for Cleanup Australia Day.

OzFish’s Michael Davey said only four people joined the OzFish members in the task, and he feels there should be more coordination between community groups to tackle such issues.

Still the small band managed to cover an area extending from the Naas Street bridge through to Apex Park at the southern entrance to town, collecting eight large bags of rubbish in the process. Several big items of rubbish including a farm gate, council barricade section and 200-litre drums were geotagged to alert council to the problem spots.

There were no queues to sign up for Cleanup Australia Day in Tenterfield, and Dylan Turner and Michael Davey man the desk.

There were no queues to sign up for Cleanup Australia Day in Tenterfield, and Dylan Turner and Michael Davey man the desk.

“We still managed to pull out a lot of rubbish,” Mr Davey said.

“We got it covered, and we’re happy with what we achieved.”

As anticipated the biggest issue was plastic, but Mr Davey was quite surprised that the creek wasn’t in too bad a state.

With a rubbish bag bigger than him, Dechlan King and dad Nicholas did the hard yards.

With a rubbish bag bigger than him, Dechlan King and dad Nicholas did the hard yards.

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