Terrigal High School students successfully removed 340kgs of rubbish from waters around West Gosford and Fagans Bay during their latest expedition with Clean4Shore.
Students hit the water on March 11, starting their day in the mangroves adjacent to the Central Coast Hwy, where open drains are notorious for washing litter into the waterway.
Clean4Shore Facilitator, Graham Johnson, said students filled eight large bags with soft plastics, straws, food packaging and a tyre, before they moved across the bay to clean up the island.
“At times the going was very tough in the thick mangroves, but the jokes and laughter had our group close together retrieving another 10 full bags,” Johnson said.
The group then moved to the waterway west of the rail line, where only a small amount of litter was collected, before ending their day by cleaning the foreshore near Central Coast Stadium.
Johnson said the group also removed an adrift sailing boat found abandoned near the old aquatic club.
“It was a big load off, with 22 bags weighing in at 340kgs, delivered to Woy Woy Tip.
“A big thanks to the students from Terrigal High School for their hard work,” Johnson said.
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Graham Johnson, Clean4Shore