Caring for our environment means actions such as avoiding creating waste, reusing as much as we can, and recycling when reuse isn’t possible. It can also be something as simple as picking up litter.
There is a range of local organisations who already run regular beach-cleans or can provide training and support for your beach, river, or reserve clean up. Please contact them directly for more information.
Sustainable Coastlines offers training workshops for their Litter Intelligence programme. This is a citizen science platform to enable communities to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches and auditing the litter.
These free workshops will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and health and safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Join in to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort and record beach litter in an audit, and add your data into the national database and solutions platform. Register for an upcoming event here, or get in touch if you're interested in training to set up your own site for your whānau, school, business or community group.
Wanting to get out for a DIY beach-clean? Check out the areas below to see if there has been a recent clean-up in a survey area, and get in touch about what gear you'll need to safely clean-up.
Current survey areas:
Let’s all work together to keep New Plymouth District clean, pristine, and tidy!