Clean Up Australia Day – thank you

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 5 March. Hundreds of Hawkesbury residents at 28 sites helped to remove litter from the Hawkesbury’s streets, parks, and bushland.

Clean Up Australia Day is now the nation's largest community-based environmental event.

In our local area, there were 11 community sites, four youth groups and 13 schools registered for Clean Up Australia Day – coordinated by hundreds of volunteers.

The spirit of community involvement is alive and well. Richmond Girl Guides cleaned up Pugh’s Lagoon with 21 volunteers, Pitt Town Progress Association had over 30 volunteers at four different locations, and at Kurrajong Public School, 240 students participated by cleaning up their school. Nation-wide, over 566,000 Australians volunteered at over 6,200 locations across Australia and collected 13,739 tonnes of litter. Australians have volunteered 31 million hours to help clean up Australia since Clean Up Australia Day started 26 years ago.

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