Bushmead residents clean up Kadina Brook to help keep Australia beautiful

Volunteers clearing rubbish from Kadina Brook during Keep Australia Beautiful Week.
Volunteers clearing rubbish from Kadina Brook during Keep Australia Beautiful Week.

BUSHMEAD residents rolled up their sleeves and got to work cleaning up the banks of Kadina Brook as part of Keep Australia Beautiful Week from August 20-26.

This year’s theme was ‘keep our waterways beautiful’ – so a team of more than 12 volunteers cleared rubbish from about 10 hectares of the conservation area in Bushmead.

Cedar Woods state manager Ben Rosser said the group put in an incredible effort, collecting more than 30 bags of rubbish in about an hour.

“The main waste offenders were soft plastic and food packaging, with a whipper snipper and rusted shovel embedded in the brook among the more peculiar items found,” he said.

“Saturday’s clean up was driven by residents after they told us the top three most important things that made a great community were enjoying and valuing the natural environment, and feeling connected to the community.”