Call for High Schools to Clean Our Shores

Graham Johnston with local school students
Graham Johnston with local school students

Hornsby Shire Council is on the lookout for schools to join the award-winning landcare program, Clean4Shore.

The program removes marine debris from foreshore locations in the Hawkesbury River and is funded and managed by Hornsby Shire Council.

This year, Asquith Boys and Asquith Girls High Schools and Cherrybrook Technology High School have joined the program and we are on the lookout for two more schools.

The Clean4Shore program involves a day visit by Graham Johnston and Council staff who will describe the litter movement from urban areas to the estuary which travels from our creek lines and roads.

The students can choose to attend a clean-up where they will see firsthand the impact litter has on the foreshores of the Hawkesbury River.

“The program is a fantastic opportunity to educate students, whilst doing something beneficial for the environment,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock said.

“I am delighted to hear that the program has won the Greater Sydney Regional Landcare Award for Community Engagement and the NSW state Landcare Award.

“The Hawkesbury River is an iconic part of Hornsby Shire’s environment and this program, helps protect it for future generations to enjoy.”

The Clean4Shore program is supported by Hornsby Shire Council, Gosford City Council and Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

If your school would like to be part of this project, please call Hornsby Shire Council’s Natural Resource Team on 9847 6832.