Cleaning up Campaspe

With registrations now open for the 2020 Clean Up Australia Day, it’s time to check out your local rubbish hotspots and challenge your neighbours, work colleagues, friends and family to get out and tidy up.

Registered Community Clean Up events will take place in Campaspe Shire from Wednesday, 26 February to Sunday, 1 March

Campaspe Shire Council Regulatory & Community Services General Manager, Paul McKenzie said these events are all great opportunities to show your community pride by cleaning up our local parks, bushland and waterways.

“Eight million tonnes of plastic enter Earth’s oceans each year, with much of this washed in via rivers and waterways,” Mr McKenzie said.

“Litter carelessly thrown away by a small minority of people damages the health of our native flora and fauna and spoils the visual appeal of our beautiful region.”

“Council is proud to once again team up with Bunnings Echuca and Vivid to host a special Business Clean Up Day on Friday, 28 February at the Aquatic Reserve and the surrounding area in Echuca.”

“Everyone is welcome to join the Community Clean Up Days, running in Rochester, Kyabram, Echuca, Wharparilla, Rushworth and Stanhope from Wednesday, 26 February to Sunday, 1 March. Alternatively, people can go to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au and register their own locations.”

Registered Community Clean Up Days are:

Wednesday, 29 February

Rochester: Mackay and Gillies Streets, meet at Rochester Community House. 10.30am – 11am

Thursday, 27 February

Kyabram: Lake Road footpath, meet at Kyabram Community Learning Centre. 10am – 11am

Friday, 28 February

Echuca: Scenic Drive, meet at the fountain at Victoria Park. 9.30am – 11.30am

Saturday, 29 February

Kyabram: Memorial Gardens, meet at the BBQ shelter. 10am – 12pm

Sunday, 1 March

Echuca: Banyule Forest Middle Track, meet at right entrance to Banyule. 9am – 11.30am

Echuca: Murray River banks under Echuca Moama Bridge (Victorian side). 9am – 11am

Wharparilla: Mount Terrick Road, meet at Wharparilla Recreation Reserve. From 9am

Rochester: Campaspe River & Ramsay Street, meet at boat ramp on Ramsey Street. 10.30am – 12pm

Rochester: Campaspe River at caravan park to the Siphon, meet at Red Bridge. 9.30am – 1.30pm

Rushworth: Murchison Rushworth Road, meet at Moto Finish Café. 9am – 11am

Stanhope: Brand Street, meet at 9 Brand Street. 9am – 11.30am

Many schools are hosting their own School Clean Up Days including Tongala Primary School, Colbinabbin Preschool, Rochester Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School Echuca and Echuca East Primary School.

Individuals or groups can register at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au, or simply come to one of the registered events. Volunteers are asked to bring water, gloves, a hat and sturdy shoes. Lunch will be provided for volunteers at selected sites.

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