Congratulations to The Mullets and the River Canoe Club on their latest monthly clean up. Over 20 inner westies pulled on their gumboots and fished rubbish out of our river, pulling over 12 bags of rubbish and debris out of the waterway, the majority of which was single-use plastic and household waste. Local groups like the Mullets play a vital role in keeping our river and local environment clean, but have also played an important role in keeping people connected during this Covid-19 pandemic. These monthly meetups and paddling around the river have boosted volunteers' spirits with everyone leaving with a smile knowing they have helped protect our beautiful river. One Mullets regular said that:

"The Mullets Cooks River Clean ups have really lifted my spirits. I enjoy being around positive likeminded people who are environmentally aware and want to make the world a better place."

On behalf of everyone in the inner west community, I offer my sincerest thanks to The Mullets and River Canoe Club for your tireless efforts in cleaning up and protecting our river, and thank you for the work you to in keeping people connected during these difficult times.