By Bron Powell – PaddleNSW Environment Committee
Despite lockdown for SUPtember, we still achieved great results, with a lot of paddlers doing solo cleanups or in pairs. Check out our sizzling stats in the infographic. This is a great reminder that anyone can do a clean up any time! It doesn’t have to be a big event, yet it all adds up to big results.
Our Club Clean-up Challenge results were:
- Participation prize winners: Western Paddlers NSW
- Creativity prize winner: Bridget Cleaver from the Mullets (clean up group in River Canoe Club) got a little sick of pulling golf balls out of the Cooks River – see in the photo what she decided to do with them!
- Photo comp winner:
Lockdown created some challenges and interesting solutions – some honourable mentions are:
- Bendigo Canoe Club joined in, and instead of waiting for our signs to be sent via super snail mail (extra sluggish due to lockdown delays), they made their own! See photo.
- Bridget Cleaver organized a clean up paddle where 2 participants had to stay on one side of the river, and the other two participants cleaned up the other side of the river, as the river was the boundary of two LGAs!
- Joanne Meader made the most of lockdown restrictions and cleaned up 170km of coastline! See separate article.
Thanks to all the clubs that participated – Bendigo Canoe Club, Kayak Share Club, River Canoe Club, Sutherland Shire, Western Paddlers – and for using the Litter Stopper app so we could see our efforts and compile the sizzling stats!