Curl Curl Lagoon Clean Up, 26th of November at 10am (Our last clean up of the year, in December we meet up for social drinks)
Come and join us for our family friendly November clean up, close to Curl Curl lagoon on the 26th at 10am. We meet in the grass area fairly close to Adam Street Reserve, but closer to Griffin Street, opposite Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve. See picture below where the red pin is.
We have gloves, bags, and buckets, and grabbers. We're trying to remove as much plastic and rubbish as possible before it enters the lagoon/ocean. Some of us can focus on the bush area and sandy/rocky areas, and others can walk along the lagoon and even clean up in the water (at own risk). We will clean up until around 12.00 and after that, we will take a group photo, bag the rubbish and head for lunch together (at own cost).
No booking required - just show up on the day - we will be there no matter what weather. We're a friendly group of people, and everyone is welcome to this family friendly event. It's a nice community - make some new friends and do a good deed for the planet at the same time. For everyone to feel welcome, please leave political and religious messages at home - this includes t-shirts with political campaign messages, and we don't not allow people handing out flyers at our events.
There is a council carpark, but it is often busy on Sundays, so check streets close by as well if it's full or please consider using public transport. Message us on our social media or send us an email if you are lost. All welcome - the more the merrier. Please invite your friends too!
Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew acknowledges the Traditional Custodians upon whose ancestral lands we live and work. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge the continuing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to the land, sea, sky, and waterways. Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Australian singer song-writer Ziggy Alberts together with Northern Beaches Clean Dee Why Beach Clean Up, November, 2023,
Our special November clean up with Australian singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts as our special crew member. We are so grateful for all the wonderful kind people who came and helped cleaning up Dee Why Beach. Plenty of micro plastics in the sea weed and lots of bottles, cans and random big items such as old sleeping bags, a scuba tank, umbrellas and an old pasta bag that was best before 2010. Thank you legends, we cannot do it without you. We are so grateful to know you.
Dee Why Lagoon Clean Up, October, 2023
We had over 80 lovely volunteers joining us at the October Dee Why lagoon clean up. Super grateful for each and everyone of you. We picked up close to 500 kilos of rubbish today. We picked up 19 tiers and lots of old bottles, cans, Styrofoam, toys, food wraps and many odd and strange things like a Barbie car, old bicycle helmet, and a creepy doll's head. Dee Why Lagoon is a wildlife refuge, and there is even a population of wallabies living here. Thanks to all lovely volunteers giving up their Sunday, the world is a better place for all beings. Thank you, legends!
Newport Beach Clean Up, September, 2023.
We would like to thank @everyone that helped at Newport Beach Clean Up we are grateful for each and everyone of you. As a big Crew getting together like this, we can truly see the changes we are making. As we say: No one likes a dirty beach, and by cleaning it, we prevent lots of animals from getting entangled, injured and even killed. Thank you, legends.
Turimetta Beach Clean Up, August, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came to the Turimetta Beach Clean Up and an extra thank you to our long term volunteer who turned 7 today and decided to clean up the beach on his birthday. One of the most odd items that we found was a bag of chips that had a best before date of 28th of April 2012. It just really shows how long rubbish is around for. Sad.
Dee Why Lagoon Beachside Clean Up, July, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came to the Dee Why Lagoon Clean Up. You, me and everyone are all the clean up crew. So proud and grateful to each and everyone who came today to make our planet a little bit cleaner for all beings. Again, lots of interesting items such as suitcases, parts of a children's bicycle, chairs, food wraps, shopping trolley, bottles and cans, toys, cigarettes, clothing and lots of random items.
Winnererremy Bay (Mona Vale) Clean Up, June, 2023
Winnerremy Bay Clean Up, June, 2023. This was probably our cleanest clean up in a long time. So happy to find fairly clean places around where we live. Thank you to everyone who came a long and cleaned up Winnerremy Bay. We are so happy to meet all of you, and all regulars, you are true legends. Thank you for coming month after month, year after year - and thank you to people who come and clean up on their birthdays. You are truley amazing and we are so greatful to know you.
Freshwater Clean Up, May, 2023
What a great turnout we had in Freshwater. A huge thank you to all the crew members who came today. Lots of rubbish was picked up, plenty of old surf boards, bottles, cans, cigarette butts, Styrofoam and parts of a ten tin bowling kit. You never know what you find on our clean ups.
Avalon Beach Clean Up, April, 2023
A huge thank you to everyone who came and helped clean up Avalon Beach. Lots of bottles, cans, plastic bags, food wraps, plus some beach chairs, a beach tent, some bicycles, a car seat, some pallets, huge table cloth, framed wedding photo and some surfboards and broken body boards, plus much much more.
North Narrabeen Clean Up, March, 2023
69 kilos of rubbish picked up today. Thank you to the amazing, kind, and caring crew who turned up today to make Narrabeen a better place for all beings. Lots of fishing bait bags, plastic bottles, glass bottles, food wraps, and random items like a piece of metal fence, a full container of Philadelphia cheese, a quarter of a surfboard and old torn clothes. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#Narrabeen#beachcleanup#nbcuc
Collins Beach in Manly Clean Up - February, 2023
Collins Beach Clean Up February 2023. This beautiful little beach in Manly, surrounded by nature, is a lot cleaner now Plenty of bottles and cans, plastic takeaway containers, wood wraps, razor wire, plastic bags, a gas stove, Styrofoam and many more items we don't want on a beach got removed by Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew last weekend. A huge thank you to all awesome crew members that helped making this clean up possible. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#nbcuc#collinsbeach#beachcleanup#loveManly
Palm Beach Clean Up, January, 2023
A huge thank you to all crew that came and cleaned up Palm Beach on this hot day today. We are forever grateful to each and everyone - you are truly legends. We found some big items, such as tyres, a part of a grill and a chair. And sadly as always, we find cigarette butts, bottles, cans and endless amount of plastic.
South Curl Curl Clean Up, November, 2022
We had our last clean-up of the year - at south Curl Curl. This was a beach that initially looked very clean, but whatever is in the bushes will soon end up on the beach. Maybe not some of the bigger items though. Some of the more unusual finds on this clean up were: four chairs, a chair made from a car seat, a rusty car part, a full Woolworths basket of old rusty car cleaning and maintenance products - and of course lots of food wraps, bottles, cans and remnants of plastic bags. A huge thank you to all crew members that came and helped clean up south Curl Curl. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work in 2022 - for helping sharing our posts, talking rubbish with your friends, cleaning up, helping us set up, counting, sorting, sitting hours in front of the computer doing admin, taking photos, being a friendly face and for being one of our new friends in 2022. We're looking forward to making more friends in 2023. Do a good deed for the planet and make some new friends at the same time.
Dee Why Lagoon Clean Up, October, 2022
Dee Why Lagoon Clean Up - 2130 plastic bottles, 679 cans, 2868 pieces of hard plastic, 200 straws, 20 tyres, 16 pieces of clothing, 55 face masks, 35 shoes, 407 balls, plus 60 kilos of soft plastic, just to name a few of the things we found today. This equals to more than 50 big bags full of rubbish. A huge thank you to all crew volunteers who came today to help making our planet a better place for all beings. We are truly grateful and honoured to know so many lovely people. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#nbcuc#deewhylagoon#northernbeaches
Clontarf Beach Clean Up, September, 2022
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who came to the Clontarf Clean Up. We suspected lots of microplastics and we found plenty of it. Lots of plastic, broken glass and cigarette butts plus a whole surfboard and a wheel clamp were two of the more unusual items that we found. We are so happy that so many wonderful and kind peole give up their Sunday morning to help make this planet a better place for all beings. Grateful to know you and getting to know more of you.
Shelly Beach Clean Up, August, 2022
A huge thank you to today's crew members that helped clean up Shelly beach in Manly. Thousands of plastic items were picked up by these wonderful volunteers today. An Aldi shopping trolley, a chair and a huge cushion were some of the bigger items - besides that, we picked up a backpack (that had certainly seen better days), cigarette butts, toys, old clothing, bottles, cans and plenty of single-use coffee cups. Great effort everyone. Apologies if we didn't get the chance to chat to everyone today, but we truly would like to thank each and everyone for helping protecting our beautiful environment. Protect what you love. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#nbcuc#beachcleanup#shellybeach#loveManly#northernbeaches#Manlyobserver#cabbagetreebay
Whale Beach Clean Up, July, 2022
Thank you to all the fantastic crew members who came and helped making Whale beach cleaner and by so, saving the lives of many animals. We found a piece of a sofa, plastic bottles, balcony lights, no parking signs (three of them), cans, cigarette butts and lots of plastic. We love our clean up community - all these people are truly inspirational giving up their Sunday mornings to help out our planet
Narrabeen Lake Clean Up, June, 2022
Thank you to all the fantastic crew members who came and helped our beautiful area cleaner and by so, saving the lives of many animals. Our youngest crew member was sleeping in his baby carrier throughout the event Great work by his mum Inger. We love our clean up community - all these people are truly inspirational giving up their Sunday mornings to help out our planet We found a message in a bottle too - we've called them and sent a message but haven't received any reply. Thousands of bottles, plastic, toys, cigarettes, a bike, old VCR tapes and much more were picked up from the lagoon.
Long Reef Clean Up, May, 2022
A huge thank you to everyone who came along today to the Long Reef clean up. We couldn't do this without you, so we're forever grateful to each and everyone who comes along to the clean up events. The beach was pretty clean which is a good thing. Lots of confetti, cigarette butts and general plastic. We couldn't do a sort and count today due to the wind, but nature thanked us by having a stingray showing up close to the boat ramp, some pelicans, and if you walked up to the headland afterwards there were a few whales and dolphins too. Our next clean up will be posted shortly and we expect that one to be a big one, so we need as many of you as possible to come and help out. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#nbcuc#longreef#beachcleanup
Manly Vale Creek Clean Up, April, 2022
What a massive clean up this was. Some lovely new crew members came and chipped in today. We found tents, car parts, a wig, a heater, soccer goal posts, soccer goal nets, balls, old rusty pipes and of course the usual suspects: bottles, cans, plastic bags and food wraps.
Mona Vale Beach Clean Up, March 2022
What a lovely crew we had today coming to Mona Vale Beach. We thought we would get drenched looking at the clouds, but it all went well. We picked up over a thousand items and we found over 700 cigarett butts close to the building site. The best adventure today was to get a big piece of plastic down from a tree close to the beach.
Queenscliff Clean Up, February, 2022
What a great clean up today. Despite a huge surf carnival, floods, rain and a gastro outbreak - we did it. We are forever grateful for each and everyone of you. Today, we didn't do a count due to the predicted weather conditions, but we found many balls, plastic bottles, towels, a greenhouse, dentures and a big mattress among many things.
Narrabeen Lake Clean Up, January 2022
Thank you so much to all amazing people who came along today to help clean up Narrabeen Lagoon. 6940 pieces were collected, including about 800 pieces of shattered glass, a UTE liner, a three-legged plastic chair, bicycle parts, a disabled toilet sign and lots of single use plastic items including 210 straws.
Collaroy Clean Up, May, 2021
Thank you to everyone who came to the May Clean Up in Collaroy. This was a collaboration with many other organisations, so it was a bit different. In June we are back to our "normal chaos" again.
Balmoral Clean Up, April, 2021
We did this one off event in Balmoral on the other side of the Spit Bridge to help spread awareness about single use plastic and its impact on the beaches and local environment. These amazing people picked up 1343 pieces of litter (mainly food wraps, cigarette butts and balloons) plus thousands and thousands of tiny pieces of glitter. What a bunch of legends. We met so many nice people today and we loved meeting each and everyone of you. We would say the most unusual item today was a door mat - how did that end up on the beach? A huge thank you to each and everyone of you - you, me, everyone, we are all "The Crew".
Narrabeen Clean Up, March 2021
The Narrabeen lagoon crew picked up over 2000 items from the lagoon, including a lobster cage, a vacuum cleaner pipe, a bunch of plastic flowers, two sandwich board signs, ones petrol leaf blower, one battery charger, three chairs, one kayak paddle, one tennis racket, two bricks and lots of plastic bottles, glass bottles, food wraps, straws, plastic cutlery, Styrofoam and cigarettes. Thank you to everyone who came and gave up their Sunday morning to make this world a little nicer place to live in for all beings. We're forever grateful to all of you. We're all "The Crew".
Newport Clean Up, February 2021
3523 items picked up at Newport beach today by these amazing crew members. What a great community we have. Some of the more unusual items were a big piece of a sofa, 24 metres of irrigation hose, a kid's scooter, a handbrake from a bicycle, a roadwork sign, a roof tile and of course we had plenty of the usual suspects: straws, single use coffee cups, beer bottles, plastic bottles, cigarette butts and food wraps. Do a good deed for the planet and make new friends at the same time
Dee Why Clean Up, November 2020
We just want to say a huge thank you to all brave, caring legends who came to clean up Dee Why Lagoon today on this very hot and windy day. We are so grateful for each and everyone of you and we love getting to know more and more. We didn't do a count today because of the heat and the wind but hopefully we'll be back to normal at our next event. Some of our more unusual items today were several wooden crates, a very old rusty shopping trolley with no wheels, a few carpets and of course the usual suspects cigarette butts, bottle tops and food wrappers. Looking forward to seeing you then. Until then, take care and if anything, just send us a message.
All clean ups - CANCELLED until Covid-19 restrictions ease. See you in 2021!
We are sad to announce that our clean ups are temporarily cancelled. We love all crew members and each and everyone of you bring so much kindness and hope for this planet but for the safety for all of you and the state the world is in right now with the Covid-19 virus we have made the heartfelt decision to cancel our future events, until advised we can have them back on again. The ocean and local environment still needs us, so if you're feeling well and you're out walking picking up rubbish, please feel free to send us your pics and we'll share it on our social media. The good deed for the planet will never stop. ❤🌏 #northernbeachescleanupcrew#beachcleanup
Curl Curl Clean Up, February 2020
We just want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came along and helped make Curl Curl a bit cleaner today. More than 13,233 pieces of rubbish were picked up, sorted and counted. Love all the kind people coming together doing a good deed for the planet and making new friends at the same time. The oldest item we found today was a margarine tub with best before date January 1988. Plastic never go away, it just breaks to smaller and smaller pieces. Let's make this planet a better place by buying reducing our single-use-plastic footprint and inspire our friends to do the same. Our clean ups are always the last Sunday of every month at 10 am.
Narrabeen Clean Up, January, 2020
We would like to say a massive thank you to all the lovely crew members who came along this hot day to help clean up Narrabeen lagoon. Over eighty people chipped in (not everyone is in this pic) to help make our planet a better and cleaner place. What looks clean, you'll soon discover is not particular clean and honestly don't we all prefer to swim, paddleboard and dive in clean waters? Some of the more odd items found today were a saucepan, a piece of a printer and a holder for a cigarette lighter. Sadly, we found (as we always do) some plastic items with chew marks on them. By not disposing of our rubbish properly we are killing our precious wildlife, both on land and at sea. To help keeping our planet clean reduce your single-use plastic footprint and be a hero like people in this picture and pick up some rubbish even if it's not yours. Thank you again to all legends who came and helped out today. Hope to see you on one of our clean ups in the future again. Our clean ups are always the last Sunday of every month at 10am. We will post about our February clean up within a few days. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#friends
Dee Why Beach Clean Up, November, 2019
We would like to thank all lovely crew members who came and helped clean up Dee Why beach yesterday. Over one hundred people turned up to give away some of their time on Sunday morning to make this planet and particularly our local area a better and more beautiful place to live. The crew is ALL OF US and we are so honoured and happy to getting to know more and more of you amazing people. Who would have thought that cleaning a beach could be so wonderful? Some of our interesting finds were a broken scooter, broken chairs, extremely old milk that made some of us gag (and laugh), a bicycle, real estate signs and the usual suspects; food wraps, cigarette butts, drink bottles, straws, cans and sadly a dead bird entangled in a balloon string. We'll be down at Manly beach front (South Steyne) next Sunday (1st of Dec between 10am - 4pm) as part of Manly Ocean Festival with an information stall (no clean up). We'd love to see you there. More than 30 environmental organisations will have stalls set up at this free event. #northernbeachescleanupcrew#friends#beachcleanup#loveManly#community
Bilgola Beach Clean Up, October, 2019
Bilgola Beach Clean up. Over 50 crew cleaned up over 1642 items from the beach and the bush. What looked like a pristine beach shocked many when we so the final results after 60 minutes of picking up litter. Thank you again to all the awesome crew - we are all very grateful to get to know more likeminded and caring people, both regulars and new crew members chipped in as usual. One of our youngest crew members came even though she had a sore ankle and we did miss our friend Miles who had nippers. Hope to see all of you legends again next month.
Clontarf Clean up, September 2019
3447 items including 883 cigarette butts were picked up by the crew in September's clean up in Clontarf. Thank you so much to all legends who came along and helped out. We love having you part of the crew.
Mona Vale Beach Clean Up, August 2019
The biggest haul today were the cigarette butts. The Crew picked up 2134 cigarette butts today on Mona Vale Beach. One cigarette in water for about 96 hours leaches out enough toxins to kill half of the fish exposed to them. And just one butt can poison 40 liters of water. How many fish did The Crew help today?
Dee Why Lagoon Clean Up, July, 2019
A crew of over 60 people of all ages and nationalities came together in July to clean up Dee Why lagoon. 507 plastic straws, 532 plastic lids, 1350 food wraps, 2155 pieces of plastic bags, 400 pieces of Styrofoam, 68 glass bottles and much more were picked up today. A total of 8942 items counted and categorised. A huge thank you to everyone who are part of the crew. We are so incredibly thankful for each and everyone and we are so happy to know you amazing people. We cannot thank you enough for what you do to help spreading awareness about plastic pollution, making changes for a better world and turning up on a cold Sunday morning with a smile. You are all awesome!
Winnererremy Bay Clean Up, June 2019
A massive thank you to all crew members who came and cleaned up Winnererremy Bay today. As always, we love meeting you and seeing that so many people care about our local environment and wildlife makes us really happy. This was a fairly clean spot which is something we should celebrate. A short run down on numbers today: 76 crew, a total of 4968 pieces of rubbish picked up in an hour. 980 cigarette butts, 112 straws and cutlery, 273 toys, 163 plastic lids, 162 plastic bags, 876 food wraps, 102 non food wraps, 107 plastic bottles, 322 hard plastic bits, 349 pieces of Styrofoam, 402 pieces of broken glass, 60 glass bottles, 42 aluminium cans, 113 metal lids, 196 pieces of balloons, 536 glitter stars and much more. All of these items are now gone from nature thanks to you. We can't thank you enough!
Curl Curl Lagoon Clean Up, May, 2019
374 toys (mainly balls), 422 plastic lids, 234 drink bottles, 1303 plastic food wraps, 697 plastic remnants, 1418 pieces of Styrofoam, 2104 pieces of broken glass, 102 aluminium cans, 2 chairs, 1 hand luggage bag, 2 tents, 1 broken drone, 6 picnic blankets and some shoes, socks and undies and much more were picked up by this amazing crew today. Thank you so much to all the awesome crew members who turned up today to help make this world a better place.
Freshwater Beach Clean Up, April 2019
Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew tackles Styrofoam problems at Freshwater Beach in April 2018. We picked up 1664 plastic straws, 212 plastic lids, 82 plastic super market bags, 84 drink bottles, 854 plastic food wraps, 96 pieces of hard plastic, 612 pieces of plastic remnants, 181 random plastic bits, thousands of Styrofoam balls, 214 beer bottles, 477 pieces of broken glass, 106 aluminium cans, 198 metal lids, 32 balloons or pieces of balloons, 19 thongs, 1 table and 1 broken dinosaur suit and much more. A massive thank you to everyone!
Little Manly Clean Up, March 2019
It was a very cold and windy day when the crew met at Little Manly Beach in March. We had a great crew of lovely people of different ages and nationalities who chipping in for a good cause. It was so windy that we couldn't count the rubbish on the day but we found "the usual suspects" - cigarette butts, water bottles, food wraps, plastic bags, straws and much more. The lovely restaurant "The Hold" wanted to help out spreading kindness around and shouted everyone who participated in the clean up a free lunch. How amazing are they! Kindness surely makes the world go around.
Turimetta Beach Clean Up, February 2019
Turimetta Beach, February 2019 was another good day with lots of new crew members who worked hard. This was one of the cleanerbeaches we've seen so far but we still filled 13 bags of rubbish. 81 plastic bottles, 327 pieces of plastic food packaging, 58 pieces of foam, 234 glass bottles, 124 metal bottle tops, 52 cigarettes, 59 plant pots, 4 butter knives and much more was pickedup by this awesomecrew today. Please help spreading awareness about plastic pollution and come along to our nextcleanup. We have ourclean ups the last Sunday of every month at 10am.
Dee Why Lagoon Clean Up, January 2019
Dee Why Lagoon January 2019 was a very hot day and it was the day after Australia Day so we hoped but didn't expect many crew members but yet we had over 50 people coming along to our event and more than 18,000 pieces of rubbish were picked up - thousands of plastic bottles, furniture, an old Medicare card from 1986 and a fire dishstinguisher.