Victor Harbor Coastcare help clean up Australia

Members of Victor Harbor Coastcare joined the nation on Sunday March 3 for Clean Up Australia Day. 

Seventeen members participated and concentrated on the coastline between the River Hindmarsh up to the Causeway, and then on to the banks of the River Inman. 

BIG HAUL: Coastcare volunteers collected eight sacks of general rubbish and one of recyclables which raised $6.70 at the recycling depot.

BIG HAUL: Coastcare volunteers collected eight sacks of general rubbish and one of recyclables which raised $6.70 at the recycling depot.

Work concentrated on the difficult areas amongst the trees and bushes on the top of the dunes, and any stretch where members of the public would not normally be walking. 

Windswept rubbish was collected as well as the inevitable dumped rubbish.

The largest items found were two tyres.  An unusual item was a large dog collar which was found in the dunes near Bridge Point, and which had probably been lost the same day because it was soaking wet with sea water. 

The dog had probably caught itself on a bush and the collar had come astray as a result of a big pull. 

As the registration disc was still attached, the collar was taken to the council office the next day for tracing and returning to the owner.