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Get your gloves ready for a good cause

20 Feb, 2019

Registrations for Clean Up Australia Day are open, so get your gloves ready and mark Sunday, March 3 in your calendar.

The annual event encourages people to join family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to remove all the rubbish accumulating in local parks, bushland, and waterways before it kills our wildlife.

On Clean Up Australia Day residents are asked to donate their time between 9am and 11am, with White Box Rise the target area this year.

There will be an information table, with bags, gloves and sign up forms available in Jack Perry Reserve, at Axford Bvde, with a secondary location directing groups up to the Southern reserve off Dartnell Cres.

Bacon and egg rolls will be available between 10am and 11am for the community that assists with the clean up as a thank you.

Online registrations are free, click here.

Alternatively, should you have your own site that you are preferring to clean up, please advise Wodonga Council via email at dstreat@wodonga.vic.gov.au with the proposed collection point and nearest cross street location. We will remove your collection free of charge.

Urging individuals and groups to continue the impetus that Clean Up founder Ian Kiernan AO created, Terrie-Ann Johnson, Managing Director of Clean Up Australia, is keen to remind us that every Clean Up volunteer is Ian’s successor – and that, like Ian, ‘Change Starts with You.’

“Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community mobilisation event, and 2019 is the perfect time to band together in Ian’s honour, celebrate what has been achieved, show your support for his vision and continue his dream to Clean Up Australia,” said Terrie-Ann.

“Ian firmly believed that every single one of us can and should make a difference. Volunteer action was his amazingly simple idea, his dream and his inspiration. His passion was working alongside his fellow Aussies as we clean up our environment and/or reduce waste before it becomes a problem. Moving into the future I urge all Australians to take up the challenge – become Ian’s successor and continue the momentum he fostered.”

“Change starts with you. The key to success is stopping litter becoming rubbish. There are so many actions every one of us can take to help reduce the eight million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans worldwide each year.”