Manukau Harbour is set to receive a clean as part of Seaweek from 2-10 March.
A harbour-wide beach clean-up is being organised, with sea cleaners using their boats to access tough-to-get-to places, and Sustainable Coastlines providing supplies.
Papakura Local Board chair Brent Catchpole hopes locals will join the initiative by organising a group to tackle local foreshores.
"It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours and do good for the harbour," he says.
It’s a sentiment shared by Franklin Local Board member Alan Cole who says the harbour can always benefit from a little tender loving care.
"We have seen some progress but there is much we can do. Manukau harbour is so central to the way we live that lavishing a little care on it is the least we can do."
You can register your group here to arrange supplies and pick-up of your rubbish afterwards.
Seaweek - this year themed Tiakina o Tātou Mōana, Care for our Seas - is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea.
Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education, it focuses on learning from the sea and inspiring people to renew their connections with it by encouraging them to get to know our oceans, their habitats, characteristics and inhabitants.
Events are happening across Auckland and details are being posted on Seaweek’s What’s On pages. If you are interested in organising an event, contact Auckland regional coordinator Mels Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.