West Head and foreshores opposite Patonga cleaned
West Head and the foreshores opposite Patonga Beach were cleaned on May 5 by a small community group helping Clean4Shore.
Co-ordinator Mr Graham Johnston said the bulk polystyrene and larger litter observed on the Patonga headland was not present on the opposite bank from West Head to Refuge Bay.
However, larger plastic buckets, drums, poly pipe and 12 bags of small of litter mostly polystyrene was collected.
"The survey are extended into Pittwater Bay with these foreshores very clean.
"From West Head through to Hungry Beach, rock hopping was required with the surging tide more of an issue at some sites.
"Hungry Beach is clean of litter yet masses of logs and timber debris is present on this beach, with very little option other than to leave them on the beach.
"Smaller plastic items were removed closer to Refuge Bay with a survey in America Bay revealing very clean foreshores.
"An inspection of the southern end of Patonga beach across the Creek again only had half a bag of small litter collected."
Mr Johnston said it was a "highly productive day" with the Broken Bay foreshores from Patonga to Lion Island and West Head to Refuge Bay on both sides of Cowan Creek now complete.
A follow-up survey would be required in June, possibly venturing up past Cottage Point, he said.
The day resulted in 140 kilos of rubbish delivered to Woy Woy tip.
Social media, 5 May 2022
Graham Johnston, Clean4shore