Greater Shepparton City Council, RiverConnect and Shepparton Mooroopna Urban Landcare Group will host a Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 7 March at Western Park, Shepparton.
Clean Up Australia Day is a national initiative of community groups and local government joining together to tidy up the environment, and is celebrating 31 years of operation in 2021.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said “These activities help to teach children about keeping our bush clean for native wildlife and about being mindful of our environmental impact. By cleaning up the banks of the Goulburn River, volunteers will be helping to preserve this important habitat for the threatened Squirrel Glider, as well as helping to keep rubbish out of our rivers”.
“This is a great initiative for families in the region. Clean Up Australia Day involves children in volunteering and assists them to learn more about conservation. By joining in on Sunday 7 March, everyone can contribute to a more sustainable future for Greater Shepparton”.
“Thank you to all Greater Shepparton residents who help to keep our beautiful environment clean. Also, thank you to our sponsors for hosting such an important event” said Cr O’Keeffe.
Volunteer at a site near you:
When: 9am to 11am, Sunday 7 March
Where: Western Park, Tom Collins Drive (Behind Victoria Park Lake/ near All abilities playground)
All volunteers need to bring is a hat and water bottle; rubbish bags and gloves are provided. Enjoy a barbeque lunch at the conclusion of the event. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and get tested.
To register visit www.cleanup.org.au or call 5832 9714.