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Seaweek celebrated with beach clean and selfie competition

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Seaweek celebrated with beach clean and selfie competition

Horizons Regional Council is celebrating this year’s Seaweek with a Foxton Beach community clean up on Saturday 3 March, and a #SeaweekSelfie competition.

Seaweek’s theme is healthy seas, healthy people and aims to encourage New Zealanders to get to know the ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better, during the week of 3 – 11 March.

Horizons environmental educator Sarah Galley says the Foxton Beach clean-up is a great opportunity for the community to come together to care for a local asset.

“Caring for the beach by ensuring it is litter free is really important as it is the last port of call for rubbish before it ends up in the ocean,” she says.

Ms Galley says the clean-up will begin on Saturday at 9am from the carpark on Marine Parade, and will wrap up at approximately 11am at the Foxton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club with a free barbeque.

“We will have first aid and supervision on hand, and will provide the rubbish bags; however attendees will need to bring their own gloves.”

Community members are encouraged to dress appropriately - including a sun hat, beanie, fleece or warm coat/rain jacket, and sturdy footwear. Bringing snacks and a water bottle is also recommended.

Those who plan on attending can register on the ‘Foxton Beach Clean up – Seaweek 2018’ Facebook Event, or email educator@horizons.govt.nz.

Those who can’t make it can still be involved in Seaweek by entering Horizons’ #SeaweekSelfie competition which closes on 19 March.

“Visit your favourite beach and collect all the rubbish you find. To enter, take a selfie with your collection, or the most interesting piece and share it via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter along with #SeaweekSelfie and a tagged location,” explains Ms Galley.

There are two beach themed prize packs up for grabs, with the winners to be announced on social media by 30 March.

Terms and conditions for the selfie competition can be found online at http://www.horizons.govt.nz/managing-natural-resources/environmental-education, and for more information about Seaweek see www.seaweek.org.nz.


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