Jonathan Stone, club Patron and chief DBSC Garbologist organiser reports....
Clean Up Australia Day (last Sunday 5 March) was a success again this year. A low tide at 8.30am meant that the cleaning was done mostly between 8.00 and 10.00am - before the rigging area was crowded for the 18 footers. Laser and big boat sailors from DBSC - and their partners and families - scoured our rigging area, the park beyond and the beaches east and west of the Clubhouse. A group of Cranbrook students touched base and spread through the park, and a small number of civic-minded members of the public contributed.
The haul was small, reflecting good public behaviour during the year (I saw little broken glass, no syringes, no half-burnt rags; even cigarette butts - the undegradable filter bits - seemed less prominent). The haul might have been bigger, but the last several days had seen southerly winds, blowing flotsam away from our beaches.
But we can only clear up what is there on the day; and that was done, and with a willing spirit.
My thanks to all who came by
Many thanks to you Jonathan.