MESSY: The marina clean-up on Saturday brought piles of junk to the surface.
MESSY: The marina clean-up on Saturday brought piles of junk to the surface. Anissa Lawrence

Clean-up makes marina shine

COFFS HARBOUR's international marina is now even more sparkling thanks to a major working bee.

The clean-up involved members of Jetty Dive and the Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group and was part of an ongoing program by marina management to improve the environment and providing a clean, green and safe area for marina users and local wildlife.

"We had 12 people in all who pulled out about 200kg of rubbish from the marina and an interesting collection of things - a few shopping trolleys, a mobile phone, three fishing rods, a mattress, a chair, lots of bottles and cans, a coffee pot, PVC pipes, panelling and loads of discarded fishing line," said spokeswoman Anissa Lawrence.

"There is still lots more rubbish there we found another seven shopping trolleys for removal next time."

The spruce-up involved not only the removal of underwater debris but clearing away furbish from the Jetty Foreshores by local volunteers as well.

It's also a big win for the Northern Rives Catchment Management Authority, which has been providing funding for a Coffs Harbour Marina environmental best practice project.



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