The scene is set for an exceptional Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday, with 45 sites registered throughout Eurobodalla, from South Durras to Mystery Bay.
Held on the first Sunday of March every year, Clean Up Australia Day encourages communities to remove rubbish from their local areas by hosting and volunteering at registered clean-up sites.
Eurobodalla Council’s Clean Up project officer Maree Cadman has been blown away by the response this year – and she’s keen to see more community members register to take part in the next few days.
“We still need plenty of helping hands on the day – and with so many sites registered, volunteers are spoilt for choice,” she said.
“We really want to focus on removing single-use items from our environment – littered takeaway and online shopping packaging and masks in particular have all exploded due to Covid.
“The heavy rain predicted throughout this week is also bound to further carry litter into our environment.”
Radio station 2EC will broadcast live on the day from Batehaven’s Corrigans Beach.
“Why not drop into the markets, say hello and while you’re at it, pick up a bag and gloves to take a bit of time to clean up your patch,” Maree said.
“Together, we can make a difference to where we live.”
Schools Clean Up Day is Friday 4 March, and businesses can hold their own clean-ups too.
For more information on registered sites – and to join one – visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
Above: Anne Stowar and Alison Dean from Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club helped clean up Moruya’s Riverside Park and car parks for 2021’s Clean Up Australia Day.