Coffs Harbour International Marina
Coffs Harbour International Marina Bruce Thomas

Dive into marina clean-up

THE International Marina is getting a good spit and polish today and, as the saying goes, many hands will make light work.

Locals are being urged to take part in the clean-up, which is part of an ongoing program by marina management to improve the environment and continue to providing a clean, green and safe environment for marina users and local marine wildlife alike.

The clean-up will involve the removal of underwater debris by local divers as well as the removal of rubbish along the foreshore by local volunteers.

“The clean-up is part of our efforts to provide a clean and green resource for the boating and fishing industry in the area as well as the whole Coffs community,” marina manager Elise Currey said.

“In addition to being an important commercial resource for the marine industry, Coffs Marina is a tourist destination and many people come here to enjoy the amenities.

"We are committed to ongoing improvement in our environmental management.”

The result is also a win for the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority which has been providing funding for a Coffs Harbour Marina environmental best practice project.

The clean-up has been organised by Jetty Dive and the Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group and is taking place between 8.30am and noon.

Qualified divers are invited to join the underwater clean-up and all volunteers are welcome to help with the foreshore clean-up.

A barbecue lunch will be provided for volunteers.

To be involved turn up at Jetty Dive at 8.30am.

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