Once again it's that time of year; time to haul out your old canoe or
kayak, grab your friends and family and help clean up our creeks and
rivers in this year's 'Great Riversweep.'
This year's event will be held on Sunday the 16th May at a variety of locations across the Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Noosa. The event aims to cleanse our creeks and rivers of all the rubbish that can easily be missed on foot.
Cerran Fawns, Manager of Maroochy Waterwatch says, "The Riversweep is a great addition to the number of environmental events held throughout the year, it allows people to get outdoors and be active in cleaning up their local area."
'The Great Riversweep' first began 9 years ago in Petrie Creek, now the clean-up has spread to include; Maroochy River, Mooloolah River, Noosa River, Currimundi Creek, Stumers Creek and Pumicestone Passage.
Ms Fawns added, "By having a number of organisations participating across the Sunshine Coast we hope to raise the public's awareness on the effects of litter and pollution across the region."
"The more people we have participating on the day the greater the impact will be."
Participants are welcome to join in at any site across the coast, if you your own canoe or kayak that is a bonus! Swan Boat Hire at Maroochydore have kindly donated the use a few extra canoes and kayaks to be used in the Maroochy River; however you will need to register early to get the use of these.
After the mornings activities there will be a free community BBQ for all participants, the location of the BBQ will depend on the area which you helped clean-up.
If you require more information, or would like to register for 'The Great Riversweep' please contact the Maroochy Waterwatch office on 54 764 777.
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