Mudcrabs awarded Community Group of the Year

The fantastic work of the Mudcrabs – Cooks River Eco-volunteers was recognised by Canterbury City Council at their 2016 Community Award Ceremony. The Mudcrabs were awarded The Community Group of the Year for 2016.

Congratulations to all Mudcrabs volunteers for all of your efforts and committment.

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Premier Mike Baird asked to take ACTION on CDL

Mike Aldrige, who is a member of the CRVA and an active Mudcrab, took some photos of the thousands of bottles deposited onto the foreshore of the Cooks River, following the flash flood on 21st October. These bottles are only a fraction of the many thousands of plastic bottles that would have been washed out to the ocean after this flood.

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Mike sent a copy of these photos to the Premier of NSW demanding that the State Government support the introduction of Container Deposit Legislation, as the most effective method of reducing the dumping of bottles into the Cooks River and our other waterways.

Read Mike’s email to the Premier by clicking here:

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Click “Acknowledgement” below to read the reply Mike got from the Premier’s Office.

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Cooks River Catchment Community Forum – Saturday 13 September 2014

The Cooks River Catchment Community Forum will be held on Saturday 13 September at Canterbury Public School (cnr Church St & Canterbury Road, Canterbury). Starts at 12 noon.

Keynote address will be by Dan Cunningham, from Sydney Water, looking at the current and planned works on the Cooks River. There will also be other displays, film, entertainment and activities.

You can register through cooksriverforum.eventbrite.com.au

Click on this link for more info.Cooks River Alliance Newsletter

Litter Boom – In Position and Working in the Cooks River

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Congratulations to Canterbury Council for its great initiative of placing a ‘state of the art’ litter boom in the Cooks River. As can be seen in the above image, the boom appears to be full after just a few days of operation.

The boom has been position adjacent to Boat Harbour, near the Sugar Mill, just below Cup & Saucer Creek. It will be emptied by Sydney Water using a boat. It will be good to assess the difference the boom makes to the floating litter on the River.