Friends of the Rivers Peel collects more than 2 tonnes of rubbish from Murray and Serpentine rivers


Clean Up Peel Waterways mascot Dudley Dolphin with some of the volunteers who gathered at South Yunderup for the sausage sizzle.
Clean Up Peel Waterways mascot Dudley Dolphin with some of the volunteers who gathered at South Yunderup for the sausage sizzle.

MORE than two tonnes of rubbish including chairs, bikes, plastic bait and ice bags left on the river banks by recreational fishers, at least 30 car tyres, car body panels and a mattress were hauled from the waterways by Friends of the Rivers Peel at the annual clean up of the Murray and Serpentine rivers and delta islands.

Fifty-one volunteers crewed four runabout boats, three pontoons, two barges and three kayaks while walkers cleaned up the foreshores.

The Shire of Murray and Peel-Harvey Catchment Council supplied a sausage sizzle for volunteers at the end of the clean-up.

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