Clean up Australia Day paddle

Your chance to join in the community effort on Sunday 02 March. Take a trip from the long pocket boat ramp and the float back to UQ shed with the tide, picking stuff up along the way.


Trip: Clean up Australia Day Paddle

Date: 2nd March 2008
Time: 8 AM to approx 11am
Distance: about 4.5 klms
Skill Level: All skill levels are welcome.
Where: Starting at the Fig Tree Pocket boat ramp and going with the tide back to the UQCC
Meet: 8 AM at the club shed – ready to paddle

Plan: To put in at the boat ramp and then drift down and fish out any rubbish on the river bank, mangroves, or anywhere else we find some. We will just look at the Nth side of the river and any floating bits we find. We’ll pull out at the club.

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunnies, gloves to for handling rubbish, drink bottle. Towel and maybe a change of clothes for after. Any tools that may be useful for picking up rubbish.

What to wear: Old clothes, something that can get dirty and a bit wet, something sturdy for your feet. Not thongs, sandals would be OK. Preferably something enclosed.

Other notes: There are showers at the club. I will have garbage bags from the clean up Australia day people.

Transport: It’s only a few klms to drive. There may be a couple of trips to get everyone to the start point. I will work this out when I have numbers. There will be a car/bike shuffle at the end.

Contact: For more info or to come along contact Dave