SSCC is committed to taking care of the environments on which we paddle. We believe that #take3forthesea is a simple way that everyone can contribute to cleaner waterways. As paddlers, our contribution to the campaign is cleaning up rivers, oceans and lakes, and reducing single-use plastics at our events.
- We pick up rubbish every time they go out paddling and dump it in a designated bin at the clubhouse.
- The rubbish is weighed and analysed regularly and the data recorded on the Litter Stopper app.
- We hold regular clean up days.
- We avoid single use plastics and actively recycle our rubbish.
Every Sunday we remove at least a kilogram of rubbish from the river. After the March 2022 floods, club members removed 12.5kg of rubbish (plus wood, which does a lot of damage to boats and kayaks) from the Burnum Burnum Reserve boat ramp. In September 2021 we picked up 18.7 kg of rubbish over the two days from the Burnum Burnum duck pond.
Robyn Bingle (elected 2020 – current) is our
- Environment Officer
- PNSW Environment Committee representative
Robyn has been awarded the 2020/2021 Paddle NSW Environment Award. She was also nominated for the 2022 Sutherland Shire Council Environment Citizen of the Year award.
Wonnie Wardens Clean Up Paddles
SSCC works with the Woronora River Keeper, RFS and the local community to conduct river and river bank clean up paddles approximately every 6 to 8 times a year. We have particular focus on areas only accessible by kayaks and small water craft, cleaning rubbish and weeds.
2022 Clean Up Paddle Days
- 13 March – Clean Up Australia Day Paddle – postponed due to poor water quality from the Woronora floods
- Dates for our 2022 environment paddles – tba
PNSW members care about the rivers, oceans and lakes we paddle on. Our mission is to empower the NSW paddling community to care for and improve our environment.
‘SUP’ stands for “single-use plastics” (bad) and “stand-up paddle boards” (good)
September is a month of activities aimed at reducing the amount of plastic in our environment. PaddleNSW will be promoting paddle clean-ups leading up to the events and sharing stories and photos afterwards.