General News · 27th April 2014
Stewards of Gorge Harbour
Another successful Gorge Harbour cleanup! Hard to believe it's been five years! Another great turnout for the health of the harbour!
A few things to note... There are a number of structures that have lines across the water to land, particularly small islets. These represent a hazard to navigation and we would like to recommend that they be marked by bright markers, if they cannot be removed. Barry and Amanda have some small, bright floats available for this purpose. You know who you are... Please, let's do something about it before the recreational boating season is upon us.
We don't know if it's the longer term consequence of harbour clean ups or if it was the milder winter, but the debris collection this year was substantially less, although most of it still consists of green nylon string, polysteel line, netting, plastic tubes and plastic shellfish trays.
In 2012, we took at least 3 truck loads of debris out of the harbour. This year, we only had about 1/2 a load in Henry's truck. Thanks everyone for the roles you've played in containing your plastics and styrofoam, and any private cleanups that have been happening. It's great to see the harbour in such great shape.
Many thanks to all of the volunteers, to the Gorge Harbour Marina, Henry Verschuur, and to Brian and his team at the Recycle Centre who will ultimately deal with the debris.
Harbour cleanup collection of 2013
Extensive work on the west end in 2012, which took away at least 3 truck loads of garbage
A small portion of 2011's garbage - lots of floats and styrofoam billets
The 2010 clean up crew and the debris collection