Clean Up Peel Waterways marches on


Abbi Boreham lends a hand to clean-up efforts.
Abbi Boreham lends a hand to clean-up efforts.

MARCH is Clean Up Peel Waterways month, with several clean-up events on offer for community members to be involved in.

The clean-up month is an initiative of the Friends of Rivers, Peel and supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Government’s National Landcare Program.

Events are held in conjunction with Clean Up Australia Day and are designed to increase community involvement in cleaning up Peel waterways and surrounds.

Friends of River Peel spokesman Barry Small said the clean-up month involved 19 groups each holding individual events that focused on waterways and surrounds within their specific location.

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“Increasing rubbish and litter dumped in the water or on foreshores is putting the sustainability of the Peel region waterways at risk.” he said.

Events are focused on the waterways feeding into the Peel-Harvey Estuary and will be held in a range of locations, including Pinjarra, Falcon Bay, South Yunderup and Riverside Gardens.

For more information about the list of activities, visit www.peel-harvey.org.au.