Armed with new sets of gumboots, Georges Riverkeeper and a team from Corrective Services managed to remove over 30 polystyrene waffle pods from a wetland only 500m from the river. The next site to be targeted is a hotspot for bottles and floating rubbish near Saltpan Creek.
Georges Riverkeeper also successfully removed a huge block of Styrofoam, the remnants of an old pontoon, that was floating in the river. It was safely disposed of, with the help of National Parks & Wildlife Service, before it had a chance to break up and spread to every nook and cranny in the river.
In addition to this, Georges Riverkeeper was on hand to help with the Clean Up Australia Day event held at the Simmos Beach grant site in Macquarie Fields with Campbelltown City Council and assisted in removing some of the bags along the Georges River from other Clean Up Australia events in member councils' areas. Thank you to everyone who helped out at community, school, and council Clean Up Australia Day events across the catchment.