An incredible 1.5 tonnes of litter was removed from Pemberton’s beloved Yeagarup Beach by a team of dedicated volunteers earlier this month. In partnership with Trackcare WA, Pemberton Discovery Tours hosted the annual beach cleanup to rid the Lower South West’s incredible coastline of rope, plastic and other rubbish items. Pemberton Discovery Tours co-owner Toni Dearle helped run the event and said they hosted the cleanup to help reduce the build up of litter on beautiful Yeagarup Beach, which is loved by locals and four-wheel-drive enthusiasts alike. “We do it with the support of Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society, Keep Australia Beautiful Council, Shire of Manjimup and our local Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions,” she said. Ms Dearle said the event was a great opportunity to witness Pemberton’s wonderful coastline while testing your own four-wheel-driving ability, with options to either join on the group bus or tag along with your own vehicle. “This year saw 32 people head out to the coast and clean up the beaches and tracks along the way,” she said. “Over 1.5 tonnes of rubbish was collected, including a large amount of rope washed in from boats which was quickly claimed and will be re-purposed for arts and crafts in the region.” Ms Deale said she would like to thank all of the participants and supporters of the 2022 cleanup, including local business who assisted, Trackcare WA, DBCA, TBOCS, KABC and the out-of-town participants who made the four-hour drive from Perth.