Join Clean up Australia Day 2020

The Girl Guides will once again be helping with the clean up - pictured is Girl Guide Elizabeth Bird with her mother Shelley Bird.

The Girl Guides will once again be helping with the clean up – pictured is Girl Guide Elizabeth Bird with her mother Shelley Bird.

There are several ways you can join in the Clean up Australia Day 2020 on the Cooloola Coast region and plenty of groups will welcome you along.

The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club 

The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club (TCBFC)  will host their effort on Sunday March 1 and will be joined by the Girl Guides.Registration is 8am at the TCBFC marquee located adjacent to the Toolara Rd children’s playground and skate park.

Clean up bags and gloves will be supplied to all volunteers. You may want to wear your own gardening gloves but don’t forget hats, long sleeves, covered footwear and sunscreen.

Please advise the secretary at least ten days prior if you intend to participate with the club for catering purposes as a BBQ lunch is provided for all volunteers!

All enquiries and registration please phone: 0437 242 171 or email tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com

Inskip Point

There will be a clean up at Inskip Point Recreational area on Saturday February 29 with an 8.30am start and lunch at 11am, followed by afternoon clean-up for late arrivals. It will be on again on Sunday March 1, from 8.30am to 11am followed by thank you BBQ. Some members will be camping from Friday night to Sunday at MV Natone

The meeting point will be MV Natone campground –  look for signs to camp and registration desk from the roadway. The site supervisor is Peter White.

Cooloola Coastcare

On Clean Up Australia Day, willing volunteers of Cooloola Coastcare and the community will be collecting rubbish from Marine Park beaches and National Parks. This helps protect our land and marine species from the dangers of mistakenly eating plastic which kills them. It also reduces the toxins in the sand by removing toxic plastics and cigarette butts. Of course it also makes the area more beautiful.

Meet on Sunday March 1 at 7:30am at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall and the site supervisor is Lindy Orwin.

It's great to see the Rainbow Beach Nippers help clean up the beaches each year for Clean Up Australia Day

It’s great to see the Rainbow Beach Nippers help clean up the beaches each year for Clean Up Australia Day

Nippers

The Rainbow Beach Surf Club Nippers will be cleaning up the beach and dunes on which they participate in Surf Life Saving activities each week and may watch over as future Surf Life Savers.

They will be meeting Sunday March 1 from 10.30 to 11.30am under the gondola behind the patrol tower and site supervisor is Kelly Smith.

QPWS 

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be joining in the Australia Day Clean Up and will be looking after Rainbow Beach, Double Island and Teewah Beach.

The meeting point will be at the upper car park next to Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club at 7am and the site supervisor is Di Bowman.

They will be cleaning up on Sunday March 1, 7am to 3pm with Rainbow Beach area clean-up for 2WD access and Double Island Point and Teewah 4WD access only.

The tides are:

Low       5.47am   0.92m

High      11.37am     1.55m

Low       6.06pm   0.77m

Please join us in looking after our beautiful town and coastline.

Registration and further information available at the morning meeting point or on the Clean Up Australia website: cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join-a-clean-up