Greater Bendigo residents can lend a hand to help clean up eight local sites this Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.
Sites will be held at Huntly clay pits, Ironbark Gully, Axedale Public Cemetery, Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, White Hills Cemetery, Eaglehawk Cemetery, Bendigo Cemetery and Strathdale Park.
Mayor Margaret O’Rourke said Clean Up Australia Day was an important community event and a great way for residents to come together and clean up local parks, reserves and bushland areas.
“I encourage people to get involved at one of the public sites that have been organised by local community groups and other organisations with support from the council. It’s a great thing to do for your local area,” Cr O’Rourke said.
“Last year, the community removed more than 1000 kilograms of rubbish from greater Bendigo’s parks and reserves, which was a great
effort.”
Volunteers must register with the site coordinator upon arrival at the meeting point and are asked to wear suitable clothing, sturdy footwear, gloves and sun protection.
Volunteers should also bring along something to drink and eat.
Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.
The time, meeting points and location of all public sites is available from www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au