Time To Clean Up Your Act
It's that time of year again, time to don on a set of cleaning gloves, muster up your family and friends and give a little back to the local environment.
On Sunday the 7th of March it's Clean Up Australia Day. The Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group is organising a clean-up site along the banks of Petrie Creek beginning at Quota Park in Nambour at 10am till 12noon.
Cerran Fawns, Manager of the Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group says, "Whether you have participated in Clean Up Australia Day before or not, it's a great opportunity to have some fun, meet fellow community members, and positively contribute to the community."
Volunteers will be supplied with cleanup bags and gloves.
The recent rains have deposited all sorts of rubbish into the creek.
Ms Fawns added, "I have noticed a mattress near Coles and the usual assortment of cans, bottles, plastic bags and fast food wrappers. It is evident that some people view the creek as a wash away rubbish tip, they just don't realise the effect that rubbish can have, on not only the local wildlife but also the river system."
Plastic bags are one of the most harmful pieces of rubbish. They get washed into the Maroochy River and ocean and turtles think they are jelly fish and eat them. The bags do not pass through their digestive system and they end up starving to death.
The Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group envisions Petrie Creek to be a stable, self repairing and self sustaining natural resource to be enjoyed by the future generations. This vision will only become a reality with the help of local community members and businesses.
"I encourage all members of the community to choose to get involved with events such as Clean Up Australia Day and to be mindful of their actions especially toward the local environment and the catchment", Ms Fawns added.
Participants will need to bring a hat, closed in shoes, sunscreen and water. There will be a sausage sizzle at the end of the day for all those who helped out. Phone 5476 4777 to RSVP.
Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group Inc
Donaldson Rd, (Behind Uniting Church)
PO Box 311 Nambour Qld 4560
Ph: 07 5476 4777 / 0416 031 823
Quota Park, Nambour
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