Cleaning up the Waikanae River

Students from Paraparaumu College’s environmental group (SEAR – Societal, Environmental & Animal Rights) are taking action to deter people from littering in some well-frequented areas of Kāpiti. The group designed an anti-littering sign with a bit of advice from KCDC’s waste minimisation officer and installed two of them in Otaihanga domain and one at Waikanae estuary today. During their last clean-up of these areas in March, the students collected 16 rubbish bags worth of litter. They’re planning a repeat clean-up in a couple of months to see if the signs have had a positive effect and some education around the College on the harmful effects of litter on the environment.