- Thursday 20 January 2022
Sunshine Coast Council is sending a big thanks to all the students who participated in the 2021 Sunshine Coast Schools Beach Clean Up.
Over six weeks, Sunshine Coast kids hit the sand to clean up rubbish from the region’s beaches in time for turtle nesting season.
The event was a huge success with 686 students, parents and teachers from 10 schools removing almost 100 kgs of rubbish from 14 beaches across the Sunshine Coast.
A number of schools participated including St John’s College, Coolum State School, Meridian State College, Pacific Lutheran College, Unity College, Chancellor State College, Coolum Beach Christian College, Caloundra State High School, North Arm State School and Baringa State School.
Some students also attended a briefing from Sunshine Coast Council and visited the Coastal Discovery Van to learn about coastal processes and their impacts on the coastline.
Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez thanked the Sunshine Coast schools and students for their continued support of the annual event.
“With the first turtles laying on our local beaches over the summer, you and your students have contributed to their ongoing survival and helped to protect and preserve our local environment,” Cr Suarez said.
“We sincerely appreciate your time, effort, enthusiasm and ongoing passion for the environment.”
For more information on how to get involved, visit: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Get-Involved-in-Conservation/Beach-clean-up-program