Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon Bitou Bush Program

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)


Clean4Shore provides an organised community based effort to tackle litter and waste on an estuary wide basis. These efforts are an essential part of arresting the decline in health of these systems while at the same time providing community engagement and education. Commencing in 2010, as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award activity for junior members of Macmasters Beach Surf Club, the Clean4Shore program has expanded greatly, to include school, youth, community organisations, disability services, corporate organisations and the general public. Initial work, along the foreshore of the Hawkesbury River, expanded into Brisbane Waters in 2012. In 2016, Clean4Shore expanded to Tuggerah Lakes foreshores that were cleaned through an EPA grant lodged by Wyong Council. The programs founder, Graham (Jono) Johnston continues to coordinate the program, receiving valuable support from “barge” operators, Rob Moxham (Hawkesbury) and Simon Funnel (Brisbane Waters & Tuggerah). Stakeholder compliance is essential, with key input from Greater Sydney Local Land Service, Hornsby, Gosford and Wyong Councils (during 2015, Gosford and Wyong merged to become Central Coast Council), National Parks, NSW Fisheries and Maritime (RMS) staff

To see the 2016 Clean4Shore annual report click here

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