SANDY Point is set for a spruce-up as volunteers aim to make the area tidier with a clean-up event.
To be held on Saturday, July 25, at 11am, the clean-up would be hosted by Sea Society founder Sian Mair, who said it was important to tidy up.
As a popular recreational area, with people, there was rubbish, she said.
“Also I believe if people see less debris around, they’ll be less inclined to pollute themselves.”
She said, unfortunately, her previous three clean-up events in Invercargill had large amounts of rubbish collected by volunteers. At Oreti Beach last month, 100kg of rubbish was collected and included a microwave and a dismantled barbecue.
An agreement with WasteNet meant the rubbish could be disposed of for free.
“I think clean-ups are very important, it’s a great opportunity for people to come out and take pride in their community.
“It’s so important to me and to a lot of people that we take really good care of Papatuanuku. If we take care of Mother Earth, she will continue to provide for us.”