Q. When do you run your Ocean & Beach cleans?
A. We run our events monthly. They usually fall on the third Sunday of the month. Follow our social media channels and you’ll be the first to hear about our upcoming events!
Q. What’s on the agenda?
A. We usually kick off with a quick health & safety briefing at 9am. We ask that you also register with us at this point. We then carry out our ocean & beach clean until 10:30am. If you fancy sticking around, the team head for brunch and a group “trashy trivia” (with prizes) after our clean up event.
Q. Will I be able to kayak / paddle board?
A. This is weather-dependent. However, over the summer months, the answer is likely to be yes…but numbers are limited. We currently operate on a first come, first served basis.
We collaborate with Rose Bay Aquatic Hire, who provide us with our kayaks and paddle boards. You will also need to register with them on arrival. Please also let them know if you haven’t paddle boarded / kayaked before, so that they can brief you accordingly.
Q. Where do you meet up?
A. We meet at the Rose Bay aquatic hire stand – located on the beach at Tingira Reserve, on the corner of New South Head Road and Vickery Avenue. It’s just opposite the Rose Bay RSL Club.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Yourself! Plus water, a jumper in colder weather and sunscreen in hotter weather.
If you are planning on kayaking / paddle boarding, we’d recommend wearing swimmers, and bringing a towel with a dry change of clothes to get into afterwards (in case you get wet).
Q. Are you kid friendly?
A. Yes – feel free to bring along those mini-environmentalists! We have small gloves available, and as long as they are supervised they can take part in our beach cleans.
Q. Will you be using photos that you take during the clean ups on social media?
A. Yes – so keep an eye on our social channels for familiar faces. If you would rather not have your photo taken, or feature on our social media, then please let one of our team members know at the start of the event.
Q. You’ve inspired me! How do I get more involved in cleaning up our local beaches?
A. If you’d like to carry out your own beach cleans on a more regular basis, then we would recommend checking out Woollahra Council’s HarbourCare Program – which supports both individuals and groups who pick up litter on local beaches. Full details can be found on the Woollahra Council website.
Q. Can I see photos of past events?
A. Sure – we’ve included a random selection for you below. If you’d like to see more, feel free to check out our instagram feed, which is regularly updated with photos from recent events.
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