Volunteers Welcome for Clean Up Australia Day in Kenmore

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Did you know that over 80 volunteers participated in last year’s Clean Up Australia Day in the inner western suburbs? In 2022, the clean-up will cover areas around Kenmore Village, with an aim to attract more volunteers who can contribute to enhancing the creek lands.

Cubberla Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) is leading the charge for Clean Up Australia Day at Kenmore. This year’s area will include west to Fig Tree Pocket Road, north to about Ludlow Street and south to about Kersley Road. There are heaps of grounds to cover thus all hands on deck are required.

Volunteers will converge at the corner of Marshall Lane and Moggill Road, Kenmore in the park near the Caltex Service Station before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, 6 March 2022. Tony Pressland will supervise this worthwhile activity and will provide the gear. However, volunteers are advised to also wear a hat and gloves, apply sunscreen, and bring water to prevent dehydration.

“What better way to help the local environment than to clean up,” CWCN said. “No matter how small or large the piece of rubbish is you bag or collect, our waterways and our wildlife will love you.”

CWCN has been actively organising the annual clean-up in western Brisbane for over two decades. Since the pandemic, however, the amount of waste and disposable face masks have been surging, raising more concerns about its impact on the environment. 

“The last two years have seen significant increases in single-use plastics, alongside unprecedented numbers of face masks, takeaway coffee cups and food packaging littering our footpaths, parks and beaches,” Clean Up Australia stated.

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“Thousands of Aussies have already signed up for Clean Up Australia Day, but more people are urgently needed to tackle our country‚Äôs waste problem as the environment experiences the brutal impact of the pandemic.” 

Volunteers in Kenmore may ring Mr Pressland via 0407039899 to express their interest to participate or simply come to the meet-up place on 6 March.