15 September: Help the seas, wherever you are!

5th September 2018

International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer event in the world. It has been running for some 32 years and involves thousands of volunteers in 100+ countries. Read on to find out how we are joining the fun in Raglan/Whāingaroa.

Beach clean up in Raglan in 2017 [Photo: With permission from Raglan Chronicle]

A Rocha in NZ supports the International Coastal Cleanup and would like to invite congregations, individuals and communities to arrange or participate in a local clean-up on a beach, along a river, or anywhere that needs cleaning up on 15 September 2018.

In New Zealand –
A Rocha is working together with other community organisations in Raglan/Whāingaroa to clean up our coastlines. We are doing this in partnership with Whāingaroa Environment Centre, Xtreme Zero Waste, Waikato Regional Council and the Raglan Fishing Club. Our aim is to run quarterly beach clean ups for the community starting on Saturday 15th September. And we are also working collaboratively to develop a citizen science project that aims to collect data that is scientifically robust so that the information can be presented to decision makers and politicians in a way that people will listen and reduce our marine rubbish problem!

Find out more about A Rocha International’s global plastic cleanup project or use A Rocha’s comprehensive manual on organising a beach clean-up.

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