We are certainly living in unprecedented times, but one thing remains the same: we live in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet and it is up to us to keep it as pristine as possible.
Easter celebrations are just around the corner and so are the school holidays. With an influx of holidaymakers coming to the Mornington Peninsula for a bit of rest, recuperation and escape from the pressures of day-to-day life, keeping our patch clean has never been more important. We are responsible for our plot of sandy soil, folks, and the world-class coastline that connects our villages from Frankston to Portsea and from Western Port to Port Phillip. So make sure you take your rubbish home and continue to recycle and reuse.
Get outside in the fresh air and take a walk while remaining social-distancing aware. Explore Greens Bush, Seawinds Gardens, Balcombe Estuary Reserve or the lookout hill circuit walk in Red Hill to admire our natural habitat and native flora – but only if you are well!
Enjoy our world while keeping it clean and green and show the rest of Victoria we love where we live and are prepared to take care of it by reducing our waste and taking 3 For The Sea.
Over the coming months with the threat of COVID-19 knocking at our doors, make sure to stay vigilant without panicking. Disinfect your doorknobs and wipe down surfaces, including your phones and steering wheels, with reusable cloths that can be laundered. Wash your hands before and after going to the supermarket and give that shopping trolley a wipe-over too. Just keep your cool and take some precautionary measures.
We are incredibly lucky to live where we do, but our natural environment relies on us to keep it pristine – just as our local businesses rely on us to keep opening their doors. All we need is a bit of sense, forethought and community spirit and we’ve got this.