Clean up in Woy Woy Bay
A clean up was undertaken in the Woy Woy Bay area on Thursday, March 29, with litter removed from Pelican and Mangrove Islands.
An inflatable rescue boat was launched at the Lions Club Park, navigating through the low tide to the mangroves on the western side of Woy Woy railway station.
Coordinator Mr Graham Johnston said upon reaching the high tide mark, an astonishing amount of plastic bottles and litter dominated the foreshore.
"This litter was by far worse than the excessive volumes taken from Riley's Island during the previous months."
Five large white plastic oyster trays were dragged from the mangroves with many more in and around the affected area.
The trays were towed back to the Waterfall Bay Oyster Shed and tied to the jetty.
"The owner of this product has plastic material scattered through the foreshores of Waterfall Bay with no regard for the delicate nature of the mangroves," said Mr Johnston.
"These trays were reported by students using the railway station, and were quite visible to the public who commute daily on the trains."
The group then removed more litter from the southern foreshore of Pelican Island, removing three full bags, then completing the western foreshore of Mangrove Island where another three bags were retrieved.
Several tyres and oyster products remained in the mangroves at this site, Mr Johnston said.
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