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Community invited to help clean up the bush

Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Parks Victoria is reminding residents it is illegal to dump household rubbish in a public place after a recent dumping was reported near Fryerstown last week.  

Noel Muller, Ranger at Castlemaine said discovering dumped rubbish in the park was disappointing and an environmental hazard.  

“The area near Fryerstown has been used infrequently over a long period of 20 years or more.  The terrain is steep and has no pedestrian access to enable safe removal of rubbish, so the threat to the environment can remain for years to come.”    

“The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is lucky not to receive much rubbish dumping, but it is present” Mr Muller said.  

Parks Victoria, Friends of Kalimna Park and Golden Point Landcare Group are hosting Clean-up Australia Day events on Sunday 2nd March.  Community members are invited to join in the clean up from 10 am at Kalimna Point, Kalimna Road, Castlemaine or Golden Point Road near Chewton.  

Helpers are encouraged to wear sun smart clothing, wear sturdy footwear and bring along gloves.  

Parks Victoria encourages the community to keep an eye out for rubbish dumping and report it to the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963, or via the EPA App “EPA Reporter”.

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