Chances are you’ve been spending a fair bit of time outside enjoying Mother Nature in the past few months. Well, now it’s time to give her some TLC and tidy up harmful and ugly litter on our beaches, foreshores and parks.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is encouraging residents to join a clean-up group for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday and get to work making the Peninsula an even more attractive place in which to live. It’s rewarding to volunteer, and you can stay for as long as your body will let you, knowing that every little bit helps.
“It’s time to check out rubbish hot spots in your neighbourhood and challenge your friends and family to make 2021 the year to step up and clean up,” said Mayor Despi O’Connor. “Let’s all contribute where we can by joining a clean-up – and always make a habit of putting litter in rubbish bins.”
Clean Up Australia Day is a yearly event focusing on litter and protecting our environment. But you don’t have to limit yourself to only cleaning up one day a year. You can join a BeachPatrol group for their regular clean-ups, and if you’re out for a walk and see litter, pick it up and put it in a rubbish bin. Take three for the sea!
You can find your nearest clean-up site here and BeachPatrol group here. And if you happen to come across a lot of dumped rubbish at any time, you can report it via the Snap Send Solve app or on the council’s website.