Despite the earlier predictions, Saturday morning turned out to be a balmy winter’s day ideal for cleaning the litter off our coastline in and around the Seal Point Nature Reserve as we got stuck into the FOSTER Clean Up.

A big thank you to the volunteers who arrived with their rubbish bags and tongs ready to remove the litter that has washed up over recent weeks on the coastline in the Seal Point Nature Reserve and beyond, especially in the small inlets and rock pools. A shout out to the Krom Enviro Trust for partnering with FOSTER and providing recycled bags and gloves for those who needed these. As promised our councillor Lorraine, arranged for the municipality to come and remove all the collected bags of rubbish at the various collection points and by 12h30, as the rain started everything had been collected.


Raf, Richard’s dog with the large plastic sheet and one of the bags of rubbish that they collected, with Si looking on.


FOSTER and Krom Enviro Trust representatives were on hand at the well-branded lighthouse to give advice and assistance to those requiring it and it was heartening to see the number of rubbish bags that were filled and collected on Saturday. The volume of microplastic in the bags was astounding, apart from some big items such as the large hard plastic sheet that Richard Arderne and his dog Raj brought back, huffing with exertion as it was dammed heavy.


Bags and debris awaiting collection at Sunset Rocks one of the other collection points.


Certainly, a Saturday morning was well spent in preserving some of our special coastlines and helping to secure our quality of life. Thanks to all who gave up a few hours of their Saturday to do this.