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2010 Great Northern Clean Up

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on August 23rd, 2010

Source: EcoVoice

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Clean Up Australia has announced the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up will be held on the weekend of 11 and 12 September. Created after feedback that March weather made it difficult for North Australian communities to participate in Clean Up Australia Day, the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up is a great opportunity to get things ship-shape at the end of the tourist season and before the big wet kicks in.

Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia said, “Last year’s community spirit, passion and support was fantastic, with over 90 tons of rubbish removed by nearly 1800 volunteers across Northern Australia.

“We know as the tourist season draws to an end we’re likely to find new pockets of rubbish around, with bottles, cans, plastic bags and cigarette butts the main offenders. Once the wind picks up and the rain comes in, much of that rubbish will make its way into our waterways where it can harm or kill local wildlife.

“I urge people to think about areas in their community that need cleaning up, then register your site before the cut off date – August 29″ Mr Kiernan concluded.

Anyone can register a Clean Up site or volunteer for the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September just by visiting www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or by calling 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329).