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Clean ‘n’ Cruise News!

Clean ‘n’ Cruise News!

An Olympian, an explosives expert, and a nurse walk onto a boat.

No joke! No pun, but there was a bunch of muddy fun. These are just a few of the people that have volunteered with Hunter Local Land Services to remove waste from our waterways.

Launching initially from Tomago Boat Ramp (and now coming to a ramp near you), Clean&Cruise events attract a broad cross-section of the community.

Fires, floods, and informal dumps over the years have seen a lot of debris entering our environment. 

Local Land Services’s Clean&Cruise program engages Clean4Shore to host marine clean ups to improve the health of our waterways, and volunteers work to remove waste from mangroves.

In 2022, just three trips had us removing 3.2 tonne of waste from the Hunter River with the help of 38 volunteer hours! This year we’re tracking well, already hosting seven trips and collecting 4.54 tonne of debris with the help of 152 volunteer hours.

There’s still a lot of work to do, so come and join us!

If you’re part of a corporate, school or community group that would like to be involved, please get in touch. We are heading to mangroves in the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region to clean up. We’d love to host your group at a place that’s important to you.

The Clean &Cruise program is funded by Hunter Local Land Services. For more information or to discuss a date for your community group, school, or corporate volunteering event, please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator