It was one of those beautiful, still clear autumn days that make you so happy to be alive.On this glorious sunny Sunday in May over seventy people gathered for the annual Whau River Clean Up Regatta.
Organised by the Whau River Catchment Trust (WRCT), who partnered with the West End Rowing Club, Sea Cleaners, New Lynn Sea Scouts, Te Atatū Boating Club, and Sustainable Coastlines, the event was also supported by the Rosebank Business Association, Te Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust, and the Whau and Henderson-Massey Local Boards.
The Whau River estuary and mangrove areas got a thorough clean up, along with the Saunders Reserve and the Kurt Brehmer Walkway shorelines. The results were a trailer load of tyres hauled out of the river, two nine cubic metre skips filled with rubbish, and a large recycling bin was filled with recyclables.
The troops appreciated the fantastic barbecue at the end of the clean-up provided by the West End Rowing Club.
WRCT would like to thank all our supporters and particularly all the people who turned out on the day to volunteer their help to clean up our Whau awa wahapū (Whau river estuary). We are also very grateful to professional photographer Steven Neville of Auckland Sports Photography for donating his time to create a wonderful photo and video record of the event.
Whau River Catchment Trust