Chezarne Cuffe, Ruby Plesman, John Dennis and Tahlia Rose, pitch in near McDonald’s South Grafton during last year’s Clean Up Australia Day.
Chezarne Cuffe, Ruby Plesman, John Dennis and Tahlia Rose, pitch in near McDonald’s South Grafton during last year’s Clean Up Australia Day.

Pitch in and clean up your town

IT’S that time of year again to don a pair of gloves, grab a garbage bag, slip, slop, slap and head outside to make the Clarence Valley a cleaner place.

Tomorrow is Clean Up Australia Day and Clarence Valley Council’s environmental officer Suzanne Lynch encourages everyone to get out and lend a hand.

“We rely quite a bit on our volunteers for Clean Up Australia Day each year. We’re pretty lucky, although the numbers have dropped a bit this year it would seem from previous years,” Ms Lynch said.

According to Ms Lynch, 13 groups had so far registered for different sites around the Valley but she hoped more volunteers would get involved tomorrow.

Ms Lynch said anyone wanting to participate could help at one of the registered clean-up areas around the Valley (see fact box below) or simply find their own spot.

“They can turn up on the day at the sites or they can just do their own backyard, you know – if there’s a park, a creek in the area that needs some attention, by all means take it on,” she said.

For the up-to-date list of registered clean-up sites in the Clarence Valley, safety tips for volunteers or for more information about Clean Up Australia day, visit www.cleanup.org.au

Clean Up meeting sites

Yamba area: Blue Dolphin Holiday Park at 8am, Yamba McDonald’s at 9am, Yamba Bay Boat Ramp at 9.30am.

Iluka area: Iluka Marina at 8am.

Angourie area: The Angourie Corner Store at 8am.

Maclean area: BBQ Shelter near bus stop at McLaughlin Park at 8am, top roundabout on Wharf St at 10am, (bring gloves).

Minnie Water area: Minnie Water Community Hall at 10am.

Grafton area: Corcoran Park at 9am, Market Square at 9.45am, Memorial Park at 10.30am, Grafton McDonald’s on Pacific Highway at 2pm.



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