Clean Up Peel Waterways volunteers remove rubbish in Pinjarra


Clean up volunteers in Pinjarra
Clean up volunteers in Pinjarra

MORE than nine cubic metres of rubbish was removed from waterways and significant sites around Pinjarra as part of the month long Clean Up Peel Waterways initiative.

Fifty community volunteers from Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC), Shire of Murray, Murray Districts Aboriginal Association, local volunteers and Fairbridge Village worked together across three sites: Cantwell Park, Battle of Pinjarra/Massacre Site and Morni Kep Park.

The project was initiated by Friends of Rivers Peel and supported by PHCC through funding from the Federal Government.

PHCC chairman Andy Gulliver said the annual Pinjarra clean up day was the best yet.

“Our thanks go out to the 50 community volunteers who came together to pick up, pull out, and pack up the rubbish collected,” he said.

“Clean up days like this raise awareness of these issues and hopefully discourage people from disposing of rubbish in our fragile environment.”

There were six other community Clean Ups which took place in Coolup, North Dandalup, Dwellingup, South Yunderup, Barragup and Nambeelup.