We had just enough people to make a significant difference to the lower end or our creek in the space of a little over two hours. We had two helpers from the Council, Nikola Manos and muscle man Tate, plus a small team of local volunteers. Thanks to Nikola for organising the bags, gloves, grabbers and rubbish collection. Thanks to you all for giving up your Sunday morning!
It turned out to be the hottest day of the season, but despite the sweaty conditions we managed to gather half a tonne of material.
At the end of the morning we’d collected six tyres, six chairs, a door, two shopping trolleys (another one was totally buried beneath a palm tree) and about twelve giant bags of miscellaneous rubbish.
We didn’t get right to the mouth of the creek and there were places that we couldn’t access at all because the banks were so steep, but it feels a whole lot better when we go for a walk by the creek these days! There will be plenty more rubbish in a few weeks’ time, so we’ll be doing it all again on Clean up Australia Day in March – or even before then. I hope that other Christies Creek residents will join us further upstream so we don’t end up collecting all the rubbish that’s washed down from their patch as well as the stuff that’s dumped on our doorstep!