Backyard blitz by Coffs students
STUDENTS throughout Coffs Harbour are getting ready for a blitz on rubbish for Friday's Schools' Clean Up Day.
Schools' Clean Up Day is just one of the events planned ahead of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.
Chair of Coffs Harbour City Council's Planning, Environment and Development committee, Cr Rod McKelvey said clean-up events were an ideal opportunity to make a difference to the environment.
Around 200 Coffs Harbour residents, schools and businesses targeted more than 30 different sites last year on Clean Up Australia Day, collecting approximately 4.5 tonnes of rubbish from bushland, beaches, creeks and roads.
"This year Clean Up Australia is hoping to increase site registrations by 10 per cent. the council is also keen to see a rise in local site registrations and participant numbers from 2004," Cr McKelvey said.
"Schools' Clean Up Day is also an excellent way for children to learn more about protecting the environment, and it's fun."
There is still time to register your school, resident or community group for either Friday or Sunday.
It's easy to register, just log onto Clean Up Australia's web page at www.cleanup.com.au and follow the prompts.
Alternatively you can call Anna Rowsell on 6648 4624 to arrange registration on your behalf. Once your site is registered, you will be sent a free Clean Up Kit.