Litter Clean-up day for the Fitzroy River estuary

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Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Conservation Volunteers Australia are hosting a Clean-up Australia Day activity at the beautiful Fitzroy estuary in Tyrendarra on Saturday March 4, starting at 10:00am.

The clean-up activity will be followed by a free BBQ for all those involved. Volunteers can book on line (http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au) or register on the day.

Alex Lewis, Project Officer for Conservation Volunteers said ‘This will be a terrific opportunity for people of all ages to get out and make a real difference to their local environment. Large amounts of rubbish can often be found in estuaries. They accumulate litter which has washed downstream, along with ocean-borne debris pushed upstream during large swells. This waste does not only look unsightly, but impacts on recreational users and damages the native flora and fauna.'

Jarred Obst, Senior NRM Planner for Glenelg Hopkins said ‘This event was initiated through a recent community workshop, highlighting their passion regarding protection of this waterway'.

Conservation Volunteers Australia will provide site coordination, gloves and collection equipment.

To participate, please dress sun smart, bring plenty of water to drink and enjoy yourself.

The clean-up day is part of a larger program being delivered by the CMA focusing on waterway health improvements along the Fitzroy River estuary, funded through the Victorian Water Programs Investment Framework.

For more information on this event please contact Jarred Obst on 5571 2526 or Alex Lewis on 0404 828 930.