Estuary Trust.jpgThe annual "Mother of all Clean ups" event Saturday, 13 May 2023  

Our gift to Mother Nature on Mothers' day weekend; collecting carelessly discarded rubbish from her water ways.

60  community groups plus 20 schools will again be clearing our waterway edges of littered items between 10am and 12 noon.   

But a few sites need your help! 

ONE; Meet at the New Brighton Library at 0930 to join the team to clean up our beaches

TWO: Meet at 10am at the Ferrymead Park Drive carpark (just before the Golf Club) Signposted from Bridle Parh Road. Please wear sturdy footwear or gumboots. 

THREE: Meet at 10am at Naval Point in Lyttelton

FOUR; Meet at 10am at he New Brighton Jetty carpark (Turn right into Beatty Street from Estuary Road and drive through the park till you reach the jetty)

FIVE; Meet 10am at the Windsurf carpark (Corner Linwood Ave and Humphreys Drive)

 WHAT CAN WE DO ALL YEAR ROUND?  Join our 'PICK up FIVE" campaign. Check your gutters, local park or go for a walk along the road and collect just  5 pieces of litter!  This will prevent it from entering the stormwater drains and eventually in our waterways. IMAGINE if only 5,000 residents would do this!  It could mean 25,000 pieces of litter collected! BE sure to wear gloves, collect litter in a bag and dispose of in your red bin. WASH your hands afterwards. And if you want to collect more than FIVE pieces?  You are a HERO.  

Lets show the rest of NZ how its done! 

This  event is jointly organised by the Estuary Trust, the Avon/Otakaro River Network, the Opawaho/Heathcote Network, Whaka Ora - 'Healthy Harbours', Conservation Volunteers NZ,  Cassels Tannery, Sustainable Coastlines NZ  and City Care.

The event is supported by Christchurch City Council, the RATA foundation and Environment Canterbury. The success of this annual event is thanks to  all the fabulous caring and enthusiastic volunteers who turn out on the day for this messy task.


Photo; top; Litter collection Linwood Ave cnr Humphreys Drive 2022

Photo bottom;  Eugene Sage joining Joy Talbot from Forest and Bird group and Cashmere Rotary members at Lower Heathcote river collecting rubbish 2022

Estuary Trust.jpg  Eugene Sage - Yoy Talbot F and B Garder City Rotary club.jpg