Lambton Park has been registered again this year as a Clean Up Australia Day site. With the prolonged rains of late February and early March the original date of Sunday 6 March was cancelled. Fine weather this last week means the event will go ahead this Sunday 20 March.
Lambton Residents Group will be hosting and supervising the event.
According to Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan, it’s more important than ever to protect Australia’s unique environment by stepping up to clean up.
“Like us all, the environment has experienced the impact of the pandemic,” said Ms Kiernan.
“Our habits have changed during COVID and many of these haven’t been kind to the environment.” said Ms Kiernan.
Surges in online shopping, meal delivery services and the use of disposable face masks and coffee cups, mean the environment is feeling the after-effects of our behaviour in ways not seen before,” added Ms Kiernan.
Clean Up Australia is encouraging volunteers to sign up to local Clean Up events and show their commitment to improving the environment.
“Clean Up Australia Day is the opportunity to do some good – to roll up our sleeves, get out there and take action.” Ms Kiernan said. “Signing up means you’re making a pledge to protect Australia’s environment. Together, we can make a meaningful, long-lasting difference to the parks, beaches, rivers and pathways near us.”
The Clean Up event at Lambton Park will run from 9 to 11am this Sunday 20 March. Meet at the picnic tables under the fig trees opposites Lizotte’s. Please wear enclosed shoes, bring garden gloves if you have them and don’t forget the mozzie protection!
To register go to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/