CLEANER Coast enjoyed a strong response to its inaugural virtual clean-up, as event participants collected approximately 100-kilograms of rubbish.
Cleaner Coast’s past clean-ups have been held at specific locations along the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. However, the virtual event had people from Melbourne, Warrnambool, and even the south coast of New South Wales join in tidying up the environment.
Cleaner Coast secretary and treasurer Alex Marshall said the group was pleased at the high level of participation in the first virtual event.
“We’re really happy with how well received it was and with how many people got involved.”
Cleaner Coast had pledged to donate a dollar for every kilogram of rubbish collected to a charity chosen by whoever collected the most rubbish.
Hemi and Zeph collected the most of anyone and opted to give the $100 to Surf Coast Wildlife Rescue.
For their efforts, Hemi and Zeph also received a major prize pack, which included a voucher for Wildlife Xposure.
Kate Gazzard and Kathryn Mazylis also received prizes for their significant contributions to the clean-up.