Time to clean up our own backyard

Jarde, Jade and Masyn Egar (front) clean up at the Jetty Foreshores.
Jarde, Jade and Masyn Egar (front) clean up at the Jetty Foreshores. TREVOR VEALE

IT’S time to have a clean up again and on Sunday you can be part of the big clean up when the nation stages Clean Up Australia Day.

March 7 will mark the 20th national anniversary of the highly successful event, and you can still be part of the day by volunteering your services.

If you want to be part of the action, you can simply register as a volunteer for a location near you.

Just go to and follow the prompts to search by postcode, suburb or council area. Volunteers can register on-line right up until Sunday, or simply go a site near you and complete the registration form on the day.

And remember, it’s important to register – Clean Up can only extend its insurances to registered site co-ordinators and volunteers.

Clean Up Australia is a non-government organisation whose mission is to inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.

Clean Up Australia Day’s first event was held in 1989 in Sydney Harbour –and it proved to be such a great success that founder Ian Kiernan decided to expand the event nation-wide the following year.

Clean Up Australia Day now has three dedicated days – Schools Clean Up, Business Clean Up and Clean Up Australia Day – to engage all communities to participate.

Australians can also participate by making a tax deductible donation at www.clean html.

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