THE Surfrider Foundation Eurobodalla Branch on the weekend conducted a clean-up of the Mullimburra Point area at Bingie.
President Allen Grimwood said around 15 people attended and collected six bags of rubbish which they estimated weighed about 30kg.
The Surfrider Foundation is working to preserve, protect and restore coastal environments.
There are no laws in Australia to protect surf breaks and the impacts of development on surf breaks are not considered in planning and infrastructure assessments.
Mullimburra Point near Bingie is national park and looks pristine, but it’s not hard to find bait bags, fishing tackle and other discarded plastic items amongst the shrubs on the headland and on the rock foreshore.
The Surfrider Foundation was established in Australia in 1991 with a mission to protect waves and beaches.
Surfrider now has chapters and branches around Australia and the globe – the Eurobodalla Branch commenced in January this year.
Local members have already been part of Clean Up Australia Day and are assisting local government programs to prevent beach pollution such as monitoring the fishing tackle recovery bins installed by Eurobodalla Council at various popular fishing spots
To get involved in Surfrider Foundation activities check out www.surfrider.org.au or call Allen on 4474 4686.