Clean Up Australia events inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. This weekend, the Douglas Shire community will Step Up to Clean Up across three different locations.
An “average Australian bloke” Ian Kiernan, started Clean Up Australia events thirty years ago, with a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard. An avid sailor, Ian was shocked by the pollution and rubbish that he encountered in the oceans of the world. Taking matters into his own hands, he organised a community event with the support of a committee of friends, including co-founder Kim McKay AO. This simple idea ignited an enthusiasm and desire among the local community to get involved and make a difference. So it was that Clean Up Australia Day was born in 1990.
Clean Up Australia is now the nation’s largest community-based environmental event.
Clean Up Australia Day events will be held around the Douglas Shire this Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Here is how you, your families and friends can get involved:
Wonga Beach Clean Up Australia Event
Where: Wonga Beach Caravan Park, 1 Esplanade, Wonga Beach 4873
When: 9.00 am, Sunday March 7, 2021
What : Please bring your own hat, water, sun protection.
Who : All members of the community are welcome, please note children must be supervised by a guardian.
Contact: Alex on 0498 509 749 with any further questions or check the Facebook Event page here.
LIPS is a local community based environmental group which seeks to protect the wildlife and landscape of Low Isles and the surrounding areas by: volunteer caretaking at Low Isles participating in Pied Imperial Pigeon counts and other environmental programs as needed at Low Isles local marine education Clean Up Australia Day and other beach clean-ups having a seat on the Local Marine Advisory Council and Terrain NRM.
A Beach Clean Up Australia Event will take place at Four Mile Beach
What: Four Mile Beach South Monitoring Clean-up – Port Douglas, QLD
Where: Meeting at Bruno Riedweg Memorial Park at the end of Solandar Blvd, Port Douglas
When: 6th March 2021 | 08:30-12:30 pm
Please register via this link here so that we know how many numbers to expect
Join the ReefClean project and help prevent marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef!
During this monitoring event you’ll be helping clean our beautiful beaches whilst also gathering important information for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
This activity will also give you a chance to be involved in additional sand sampling to determine the amount of micro-plastic in the sand at this site as part of our partnership with Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP).
No prior experience is necessary, our friendly team leaders will teach you everything that you need to know on the day.
Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring sun/rain protection, and plenty of drinking water (1 to 2 litres is recommended).
We try to ensure that all events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle.
All equipment and drinking water top-ups will be provided.
ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Mossman Gorge Community Clean Up
The Rotary Club of Mossman has partnered with BBN Aboriginal Corporation to clean up the area from the Mossman Gorge Centre through the BBN Aboriginal Corporation Community to the entrance to the Mossman Gorge National Park.
Site Supervisors: Jan Stokes and Roby Kessler
If You Can’t Make It, Donations Are Accepted
If you cannot physically help out on Sunday, there is an option to donate to each of the sites to show your support for a wonderful community cause:
Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan, “Last year saw immense disruption to our lives, not least of all to our local environments which have been impacted by increased uptake of single-use, disposable items,” said Ms Kiernan. “We know Australians everywhere are itching to get involved and now is their chance!
Indeed, it’s never been more important to get involved and make a real difference.
“Whether you are a first-time volunteer or a more seasoned Clean Up Champion looking to get involved, now is the time for you to register your involvement at cleanup.org.au,” added Ms Kiernan.
Founded by Ian Kiernan, AO, Clean Up Australia is the nation’s largest community-based environmental event and one of the country’s most recognised and trusted environmental organisations, inspiring and empowering communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
Share your efforts using the hashtags #CleanUpAustralia #StepUpToCleanUp