Carbon EMS staff have recently been active in a couple of volunteering activities - a community clean up, and our continued support of Little Penguin (Kororā) conservation - this time with a working bee at Whitireia Park, Titahi Bay.
Our community service, in Whiteria Park, Titahi Bay, was very successful. Although light on staff participating, the four of us that made the journey out were itching to help make a difference. Along with 3 Japanese students and Joe from Conservation Volunteers NZ, we made a good dent in the area where we were working. The plan was to do some weeding, move some penguin boxes, and collect rubbish.
Outwardly there didn’t look to be much rubbish, but as always when you start really looking there is plenty, unfortunately. Some large items were collected, but there was also so much small plastic (spoons, straws, lolly pop sticks and plenty of other small pieces of plastic), along with lots of broken glass.
As well as the rubbish collection, we relocated a penguin home (box) and secured another in case any wayward dogs tried to gain entry.