Clean4shore to receive grant to assist in litter reduction on the Hawkesbury River

Litter reduction: The Clean4shore barge field with rubbish cleaned from a NSW waterway. Picture: Supplied.
Litter reduction: The Clean4shore barge field with rubbish cleaned from a NSW waterway. Picture: Supplied.

Environmental warriors will be further assisted in their litter reduction field trips on the Hawkesbury River, under a grant from Sydney Water.

Clean4shore received $4000 that will enable them to carry out six field trips, removing rubbish from waterways, including the Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry.

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston said the grant will help fund personal protection gear for the volunteers along with the 'water based' barge they use during litter collection.

"The work of Clean4shore is widely recognised," she said.

"They are the current Australian Landcare Champions and 2020 NSW State Coast Care Award winners, due to their efforts in engaging schools, youth and community organisations to remove litter from our waterways."

Clean4shore founder Graham Johnston said they remove 60 tonnes of rubbish annually from coastal waterways, including the Hawkesbury River.

"Improving our water quality, the environment and providing educational awareness for the participants," he said.

For more information on Sydney Water's Community Grants Program, visit https://sydneywater.com.au/communitygrants.

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