The small boat with a big job

I spotted the Phil Warren 2 on the ramp at Westhaven yesterday. It was a stunning morning and I was running early, so I figured I'd quickly sketch it. I've read about the incredible work they do cleaning up the Waitemata harbour, it's tributaries and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf so I reckon it's worthy of a sketch.

My sketching caught the eye of skipper Ben Harris who wandered over for a chat. He was getting it ready for a mission up the Whau River – the estuary that runs up past Lincoln Road to Glendene and Kelston and he would be meeting a group of locals up there for the morning's clean-up.

Ben says anyone can help out, so head over to their website for more details.  According to their website, volunteers collected nearly 90,000 litres of litter in the first six months of 2011 alone

I'm planning to lend a hand at some stage – and take the sketchbook of course.