The Tackle Bin Project Tweed is run by high school student Joshua Carpenter. Born and raised in Tweed Heads, Josh cares deeply about the environment and the preservation of the unique Northern Rivers natural wonders and waterways.
Over the past several years, Josh noticed the unnecessary damage discarded fishing line and hooks cause to marine life and the environment and wanted to do something to reduce its devastating impact. In early 2017 he installed 3 tackle bins in Tweed Heads - at old Barneys Point Bridge at Chinderah, Dry Dock Wharf on Dry Dock Road and Boyd’s Bay Bridge. He and two volunteers regularly check the bins and remove metres of tangled fishing line and sharp fish hooks which are potentially fatal to marine life.
Without these bins, these hazardous items could have been thrown back into the waterways and left to litter these popular tourist spots. More importantly, they have prevented many animals from been killed and injured.
If you would like to get hold of Josh, you can email him HERE