Sunday, July 21, 2024

Volunteers out in force for Eurobodalla clean up

More than 250 volunteers rolled up their sleeves in search of litter and rubbish in the Eurobodalla Shire last Friday over the weekend as part of Clean Up Australia Day.

Project officer Maree Cadman said students and teachers from 11 local schools cleaned up public areas across 50 community and school sites last Friday.

“We saw amazing cleanups by kids at Moruya’s North Head, Shelly Beach, Surf Beach Narooma, Pilot Headland Narooma, Sunshine Bay Cove and North Broulee Beach,” Ms Cadman said.

On Sunday, volunteers continued to collected rubbish at beaches, roadsides, creek lines, cycleways, and estuaries.

“Groups reported less rubbish this year, with common items being cigarette butts and recyclables,” Ms Cadman said.

Council’s waste team will pick up 116 bags of rubbish from cleanup sites plus an additional 30 cubic metres of bulky items.

“It’s always rewarding to hear how much rubbish was rescued from our waterways and bushlands, leaving our public areas sparkling once again,” Ms Cadman said.

“Together we can make a difference every day – not just Clean Up Australia Day – to pick up stray pieces of litter whenever you spot it.”

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