Across northern Australia, this year is set to be the Greatest Northern Clean Up ever, with more than 140 sites registered.
But sadly, the numbers in WA aren’t looking so good, with a drop from 18 registered sites last year to 14 sites this year.
It’s not too late to do your bit for WA – register a site in your local area this weekend to do your bit for the local environment and community.
Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, said he hopes to see some last minute site registrations to boost numbers in WA.
“In 2010, communities in the north of WA removed an estimated 40 tonnes of rubbish from the environment – what an amazing achievement!
“I’d like to see that happen again, and I’m sure you would too – register a local park, beach, bushland or other public site today to help WA get ahead.”
“Clean Up events are about doing great things for the environment, but they’re more than that – they’re also about getting into the community, meeting your neighbours and working together to make your shared spaces user friendly. It’s a very rewarding experience.”
The Great Northern Clean Up was created in 2009, after feedback that weather made it difficult for northern communities to participate in the national Clean Up Australia Day on the first weekend in March.
The 2011 Great Northern Clean Up will be held on the weekend of September 9 to 11. Anyone can volunteer by visiting www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or by calling 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329).
Clean Up Australia advises that for remote regions, it may not be possible to get a Clean Up Kit to Site Supervisors registering at this late stage, but all print components can be downloaded from the website.
For further information or an interview with Ian Kiernan AO please contact
Marita Dortins: 0415 385 056 or firstname.lastname@example.org