Fox landfill, riverbed and coast cleanup
A landfill situated on a reserve next to the Fox river closed and capped in the early 2000s, was partially washed away during an exceptional weather event on the 26 and 27 March 2019.
This caused debris and rubbish to be washed down and throughout the Fox and Cook riverbeds and terraces, then onto beaches along approximately 64km of coastline.
NZPGS worked with Enivowaste , Regional Council representatives, DOC Volunteers, Glacier Country Helicopters as first responders to the flooding event. We helped manage the logistics of individuals involved with the clean up along the rivers and coastline beaches. Supplying PPE management for all parties and safety briefings across the project. We also controlled helicopter logistics for remote rubbish pickup, drone operations on mapping, documentation management.
It was great that we were able to bring our emergency services management to help co-ordinate the initial emergency task force, helping clean our amazing environment.
Remote rubbish collection point with Fox Glacier and Aoraki/Mount Cook behind the cloud in the background.