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Clean Up Australia Day: come along and lend a hand

Posted 23 February 2011 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor Sansom said 2011 marks the 22nd year of Clean Up Australia Day and organisers are expecting the biggest turnout to date.

“Last year, the Hurstville community collected an impressive five tonnes of rubbish across 22 registered sites which was a great achievement,” he said.

“On Clean Up Australia Day, each of us can help improve the cleanliness and visual attractiveness of parks and waterways by collecting and removing rubbish in suburbs across the local government area.

“Not only are you reducing our community’s environmental impact by participating, but you are also making our green spaces more pleasant places to be.”

Mayor Sansom said the City of Hurstville is most fortunate with 165 parks, covering 248 hectares, which are home to a vibrant ecosystem of flora and fauna.

“We can each play an important role in preserving and protecting these precious natural assets,” he said.

“Simply visit the Clean Up Australia Day website and choose from a list of registered sites to lend a hand, or nominate your own site.”

Sites registered so far include Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands, Oatley, Basil Street Reserve, Riverwood, Ogilvy Street Reserve, Peakhurst South and Banksia Place, Lugarno.

To thank volunteers for their support, Council will host a free barbeque at The Castle, Oatley Park from 12.00pm onwards, with great prizes to be won.

Remember to wear enclosed shoes and bring water, gardening gloves, sun protection and insect repellent.

For more information, visit www.cleanup.org.au or phone Council’s Projects Coordinator Waste Services, Sam Watkins on 9330 6155.

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