Cooks River Clean Up 2021

Please join us for the Cooks River Clean Up and Paddle Against Plastic on Sunday 28 March 2021 (and lead up events…!)

Come join the River Canoe Club in our annual Clean Up along the beautiful Cooks River!

The aim of the event is to continue raising community awareness and clean as much as possible of the Cooks River – historically considered one of the most polluted waterways in Sydney. Over 3 tonnes of waste was removed from the Cooks River environs at our 2019 event, and in February 2020 clean-up efforts resulted in 13.8 tonnes.

This year we’re moving upstream to the new boat launching facility at Ewen Park. Teams of community members will be working both on the water and on the banks of the Cooks River.

You can join us for the day on land or water to take part in removing litter from the Cooks River and surrounding banks.

3 time slots are available throughout the day: with 8:30am, 10:30am and 12:30pm start times.

Book your space to attend for a land-based clean-up (it’s free!), and we’ll provide you with a litter picker, rubbish bag, orientation and map.

And/or grab a friend and book one of our canoe fleet to join the clean-up on the river! Canoe hire is $16 for a 90 minute session, and includes use of Canoe Club paddling + safety equipment.You can also BYO boat and join the cleanup in your own craft—just make sure to register via Eventbrite.

The clean-up day on March 28 complements work done by our partners at Ocean Crusaders, who will be out on the river dredging up rubbish in the lead-up to the event. Watch out for them along the Cooks River in March, and swing by on the 28th to learn more about the amazing work they do cleaning up waterways all over Australia!

We’d welcome your involvement and support
 There are significant efforts required to deliver a successful event/community initiative of this scale and importance. We are looking for environmentally conscious community-minded organsiations to join us on the day in the form of general participation and in any other ways that you may consider appropriate – eg helping promote the event,  encouraging team members to come along, assisting with equipment etc. More than anything though, we’d  just love to see you and your team members at the event on the day.

Keen to become an event sponsor?
Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated. In return for being an event supporter, we will recognise you through :
·Inclusion of your logo on event posters and associated event communications.
·Recognition through social media posts by the River Canoe Club and other event partners.
·Recognition on the River Canoe Club website for 3-months.

To discuss opportunities for event participation, contact Zoe from the River Canoe Club Together we can really make a difference – continuing to give the Cooks River, along with our local resident and business communities, a brighter future