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Lilas Monniot-Kerr said the Green Team from Tweed River High School did a great job helping to clean up Jack Evans Boat Harbour. Photo Michael Betts.

On Friday the Green Team from Tweed River High School did their part for Clean Up Australia Day at Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads.

Teacher librarian and green team coordinator Lilas Monniot-Kerr and Marine Science teacher Michael Betts took several students out for their annual Clean Up event.

Ms Monniot-Kerr said this year the team found less rubbish than usual. ‘This is very pleasing! No face masks at all – yeah! The most found items remain cigarette butts, empty bottles of alcohol and plenty of nylon fishing lines.

Excited about making a difference

Geoff Provest MP and teacher Lilas Monniot-Kerr with the Green Team from Tweed River High School. Photo Michael Betts.

‘Our students were so excited about making a difference. They are selfless in the sense that they’re happy to give their time to the environment and help land and sea animals, and as you know not many people can do that!

‘Volunteering to help Mother Nature is the way of the future. We need more of them!’

Ms Monniot-Kerr said this year’s clean was a very successful and full day for the Green Team. ‘We want to say thank you to Geoff Provest MP who stopped by to lend us a hand and to Twin Towns for feeding us and Solo Resource Recovery for picking the rubbish.’

Ms Monniot-Kerr said there was still plastic everywhere. ‘We found it in small pieces and in all different forms but the harbour looked great and we picked every bit of rubbish we could get. I want to say a big thank you to our students for their enthusiasm and dedication.’


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