Join the Highway Hippies
ARE you looking for a reason to get out of the house this afternoon?
The Highway Hippies might have just the ticket.
Yesterday, passionate Clarence Valley man Ethan Marsh started to collect rubbish during a walk along the Gwydir Highway.
On his return home, the 21-year-old created the Highway Hippies Facebook page to inspire people to help clean up the Clarence Valley.
It has already gained more than 1000 likes and now he has called for people to help him clean up the Gwydir Highway at 3pm today.
The meeting point for Operation Gwydir will be the Waterview Heights turnoff, and people who would like to help are asked bring gloves, bags, a hat and their own high-visibility gear if possible.
JR Richards and Sons have donated a skip bin for the clean-up operation.
Ethan said he hopes to eventually cover the whole 145km stretch from Grafton to Glenn Innes. The next road in his sights is the Pacific Highway.
"I want organise as many rallies as possible," he said.
"I want everyone to become (a Highway Hippy) and be out there once a week. It's a doable thing to have Australia as clean as a whistle."