Caves Beach Scavenge (NSW)
The Lake Macquarie Seaside Scavenge took place at Caves Beach on the 26th of October 2019 - it was our first Scavenge in the area and it looked like we were in for a beautiful day! The temperature picked up during the week prior and with that came some hot and strong winds on the Saturday.
The Caves Beach Scavenge had locals from the area alongside individuals who had come from Maitland, the Central Coast, Peterson and further! 59 participants showed up to the Lake Mac Scavenge which was a good turnout considering the weather! Luckily we were protected down in Caves Beach although up on the headland the wind gusts were no joke!
We managed to clean up 61kg of litter from Caves Beach - 49.1kg of waste and 11.9kg of recycling. The locals let us know the beach was pretty clean due to the regular beach go-ers doing their bit to #take3 and make sure rubbish that didn’t belong on the beach was removed swiftly.
We had 3 community groups with us which were Take 3, Save Our Coast & Sea Shepherd. We also had 3 amazing musicians who were Brianna, Piper Butcher & Nathan Gleeson. 4 local businesses Beachside Pilates, Mawson Resto, Flourish Fitness and Kite & Sup donated prizes that could be won at the Scavenge for participants who picked up the most litter, most cigarette butts, most straws and the weirdest item!
THANKS TO ALL THE LOCAL BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN