Locals are being encouraged to help an ‘end of school holiday beach clean’ at Ettalong on Thursday, January 27.
The event is being organised by local eco-friendly business #untrashy and student-led climate activist group School Strike For Climate.
Founder of #untrashy, Vanessa Heffernan, said the group hopes to restore the beaches back to their natural beauty.
“It’s a logical partnership, our youth are leading the charge in the fight against climate change and plastic pollution and at #untrashy, we are promoting alternatives to minimise our footprint on the planet,” Heffernan said.
“With the thousands of visitors we have welcomed on our beaches over the school holidays there is, unfortunately, a bit of extra trash that we will be removing.
“The typical offending items being cigarette butts, fast-food litter and discarded fishing gear.”
The group will meet at Ettalong’s Kourung St Boat Ramp at 10am.
All are welcome.