For more than ten years, members of the Jacobs Well Fishing and Social Club have rallied troops to clean up Jumpinpin. And this year is no different.
They’re calling on boaties, fishers, surfers, kiters and other waterway users to support Clean Up The Pin which will happen on Sunday 3 May.
Kaye Mullen, President of the Jacobs Well Fishing and Social Club said the event was expected to be bigger than usual, but not for pleasant reasons.
Hundreds of tonnes of marine debris have been collected over the past decade and results show that the marine debris epidemic is far from over.
“We could think of better things to do on a Sunday than picking up other people’s rubbish,” Kaye said. “For many of us it is hard, dirty work, yet we are committed to the cause.”
The club expects to collect more marine debris than in previous years.
“You’ll be surprised what we find. One year we found a very old bottle and coins. Sometimes we find toilets, broken boats… Though most often we collect old tyres, batteries, fishing debris and everyday house hold waste and camping litter,” Kaye said.
Interested people are asked to meet at the Jacobs Well boat ramp at 6.30am – and if you don’t have your own boat you can join someone else’s. A breakfast BBQ will be provided before people set out. Land-based volunteers are also required from 11.30am to record what has been collected.
For more information contact Debbie Mills, 0407 063 804.