The second annual clean-up of the Ōtara Creek Reserve was held on Saturday 19th May 2018.

About 50 people over the course of the event came to help - including a large contingency of about 30 volunteers from MIT.

People from organisations that had recently donated to the Million Metres Adopt a Spot crowd funding campaign also attended the event.

This year with more volunteers on hand more rubbish was collected. A significant amount of plastic bags, soft plastic rubbish such as chip bags, plastic drink bottles that get washed down the creek and through littering, but also large items such as pallets and mattresses which are a direct result of illegal dumping.

In addition to removing tonnes of rubbish from the creek, clean ups raise awareness of the Ōtara Waterways and Lake Trust and provide the opportunity for people to take action to improve the state of the waterways.