Shire of Murray urges residents to get out for Clean Up Australia Day events

Shire of Murray urges residents to get out for Clean Up Australia Day events

MURRAY residents are urged to join forces on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 4.

Schools hold clean up days on Friday, March 2 and businesses on February 27.

Shire President David Bolt said Clean Up Australia Day was the perfect opportunity for people to inspire their neighbours, colleagues, family members and friends to clean up their district.

“Murray’s natural landscape contributes enormously towards our way of life but trash and illegal littering often threaten this valuable asset,’’ he said.

In the 2016-1`7 financial year, the Shire spent about $82,000 on the collection and disposal of litter and illegal dumping, of which $36,000 was spent on road side litter collection.

Cr Bolt said costs were further incurred through collections in parks and playgrounds undertaken by the shire’s parks and gardens officers.

A Shire-run event will be held at Cantwell Park, Pinjarra between 9am and midday on Friday, March 2, focusing on the adjoining section of the Murray River.

A sausage sizzle will be held for volunteers.

Sign up on 9531 7777.

On Sunday, March 4, Friends of the River Peel hold its 15th Australia Clean Up Day.

Sign up at 8.15am at the Young Road-Rivergum Esplanade boat ramp at South Yunderup.

Efforts extend from Pinjarra to Ravenswood and concentrate on the Murray and Serpentine Rivers, delta islands and foreshores.

Boats, barges and trailers are needed.

Contact Colin Eltin on 9537 7809.

A clean up will also be held at Ravenswood.

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