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Beach Clean Ups

Plastic pollution impacts our environment, the health of our wildlife, and human health. We invite schools, families and members of the public to join us on beach clean-ups to combat it. 

Think of the beach as a bridge between the land and the marine environment. It’s a critical biodiversity area. Cleaning our beaches is a step towards cleaning our oceans. After a first successful Beach Clean Up for Clean Up Week 2021, the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark team is looking to organise regular Beach Clean Ups in our area. Please find below all information about the next event and register if you would like to join us. 

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THANK YOU - Our Clean Up bags are generously donated by 'Our Seas Our Future' and being re-used as often as possible. The Waitaki District Council and the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park have also agreed to waive the fee on the rubbish collected by the volunteers. 

Next Clean Up event: 

We are excited to host another Beach Clean Up for World Ocean Day.  World Ocean Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. It raises the profile of the ocean, connects people worldwide, and inspires continuing action year-round to protect and restore our ocean.

Bring the whole family and join us for a fun day out at one of our beautiful local beaches to collect litter and learn more about one of our Geosites. 


When: Sunday 12 June 2022, 10 - 11AM

Where: Te Kaihīnaki / Moeraki Boulders (meet at the DOC carpark)

Please bring your own gardening gloves.

As 8 June falls on a Wednesday this year, we have decided to organise the event for the following Sunday to allow more people to be able to participate.

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Register for our next Beach Clean Up: 
Sunday 12 June 2022, 10 - 11am at Te Kaihīnaki / Moeraki Boulders

Thanks for registering!