Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tackling River Pollution Head-On

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tackling River Pollution Head-On

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Byline: Nikki Todd nikki.todd@tweeddailynews.com.au

DETAILS:

What: Clean-up Australia Day - Tweed River

meet: Tweed Tackle and Marine, 13 Greenway Drive, South Tweed, 8am (NSW)

When: Sunday, March 4, 8am - 1pm, followed by free BBQ upon return.

Contact: Yak Hunters Facebook page or turn up on the day

FISHERMEN are taking the health of the Tweed River into their own hands, when they participate in the national Clean Up Australia Day campaign this weekend.

Kayak fishing group Yak Hunters will join forces with The Anglermaniacs and Tweed Tackle and Marine on Sunday to tackle the mammoth task of trying to clean up the Tweed River and surrounding areas.

Yak Hunters member Mathew Kouimtzis, who is helping to organise the event, urged everyone who had an interest in keeping our waterways clean to join in.

"Since the floods, Tweed River is pretty bad, it needs a good clean-up," Mr Kouimtzis said.

"A lot of it is is starting to be covered up by mud through the tide moving and natural causes, but there is so much rubbish in there it is not funny. …

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