Monday, March 14, 2016

Unload and Cleanup

After a magical week exploring the beaches of South Western Tasmania the crews disembarked from the Velocity at Southport and The Breaksea at Dover so the skippers could get back to sea to continue fishing. The Wilsons Voyager made its way to Hobart to be greeted by an enthusiastic crew of friends and family. The kind folks at Tas Trans unloaded the two tonnes of debris and resettled it at the South Hobart Recovery Tip Shop.

The final tally of 80694 items picked up of the beach, then counted and sorted is a testament to a very committed team of volunteers, skippers and dingy drivers. For such a small team the output and diligence of the beachcombers was remarkable, and it was a pleasure to spend a week in the wilderness giving something back to our remarkable home state.

A big thanks to Patagonia and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for their ongoing financial support and all of our other sponsors including those who supported our Pozible crowd funding campaign we cannot continue this important work without you.

If we all do the simple act of picking up a rubbish from the ground or water when we see it then we will go a long way to reducing the impact of marine debris on our seas and all the animals that live in it.

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