Join Clean Up Australia Day

Last year Grant Phelan worked with Nippers and their managers to clean up the beach and foreshore - this year they are looking for people to drive the activity in Rainbow Beach

Last year Grant Phelan worked with Nippers and their managers to clean up the beach and foreshore – this year they are looking for people to drive the activity in Rainbow Beach

Children and teachers are getting in on the act with both local schools planning their Clean Up Australia Day on March 2. At Rainbow Beach, a representative from the council and National Parks will come to school and briefly talk to students about Clean Up Australia Day and be involved in the clean-up activities around our school.

The Youth Activity Program (CCYAP) says that community service builds spirit,  so they are encouraging youth to be part of the YAP team at the Tin Can Bay Clean Up Australia Day event on March 4.

“If you register with the YAP group you will be part of a national environmental movement as well as earning a $1 off entry voucher at the next YAP event,” explains President Jess Milne.

Meet at Wes Mitchell Park at 7.45am for sign-in and briefing. Bring a hat, enclosed shoes and gloves, if you have them. The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club is managing Clean Up Australia Day at Tin Can Bay and community members and volunteer groups are welcome to join in.

A Site Supervisor is needed for the Rainbow Beach Clean Up Site (the township site) on Sunday March 4. Duties may include promoting the event, registering and briefing volunteers, handing out rubbish bags and gloves, organising a BBQ for participants (sausages and bottled water provided by Council).

Information is available: https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/. Local Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Gympie Regional Council staff can assist anyone who would like to nominate for this iconic community event. Email grant.phelan@des.qld.gov.au for further details.

Three sites are currently registered for the day – let’s all make a difference!

COOLOOLA COVE
Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends
Meet at the Centenary Federation Park at 8am
Open to the public with a free BBQ afterward

TIN CAN BAY
Tin Can Bay Fishing Club
Meet at the playground opposite the Tin Can Bay Library at 8am
Open to the public with a free BBQ afterward

INSKIP POINT
Clean up on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March
Meet at MV Natone, 7am – 8am
Free camping for participants with a free BBQ and bottled water