Lots of places to go for Clean Up Australia Day

Clean up Australia Day is on Sunday, March 7, offering many locals the chance to act and help clean up our beaches and lakes, parks, bush land and streets.

The annual event, which started in 1990, has 20 clean up spots across the Coast, with many in the northern suburbs where volunteers can join in to help do their bit for the environment and the community.

The initiative encourages residents to step up and clean up.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a cap of 50 people at each clean up site and this requires any groups over 10 to be divided into smaller groups to ensure that social distancing is possible.

In San Remo, volunteers are hoping to clean up rubbish on the walking path around the lake.

Nearby, the Australian Air League Cadets are planning to clean up the northern foreshore of Tuggerah Lake at San Remo.

Central Coast Waterwatch is planning to clean up Dunkey Island in Lake Munmorah.

Another clean up is taking place at Mataram Ridge in Woongarrah to clear rubbish out of bushland off Mountain View Dr.

In Gorokan, there is a clean up planned for bush land adjacent to Gorokan High School on Goobarabah Ave, with the aim of stopping rubbish getting into Budgewoi Lake.

Wiseberry Heritage Real Estate Group has also planned a clean up along Budgewoi Rd at Noraville.

The Curious Creators are hosting an event to clean up Jenny Dixon Reserve in Noraville.

At Canton Beach, the Scouts will be running a clean up along the foreshore, starting at the sailing club.

Members of Norah Head Residents’ Association will be conducting a clean up of Bush Street Reserve and the adjacent bush land and beach.

In Wadalba, residents will be cleaning up Mascord Park and the surrounding paths, while students and teachers at Wadalba Community School will clean up the school and its back oval.

Don Small Oval at Tacoma is also being cleaned up by residents.

Ourimbah State Forest is another location for the event, as is the Lions Park at Chittaway Bay.

In Berkeley Vale, a clean up is being held on Wyong Rd.

The Girl Guides are to clean up along Adelaide St, Tumbi Umbi, and the 1st Tumbi Scouts are hosting an event at the Killarney Vale shops.

Clean ups are also planned for the reserves around Bateau Bay Square and another at Bateau Bay Beach by local dog owners.

“We know Australians everywhere are itching to get involved and now is their chance to officially register for Clean Up Australia Day 2021,” said Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan.

Harry Mulholland