Volunteers help clean up the bush
Thursday 6 March, 2014
Clean Up Australia Day events held at Kalimna Park and Golden Point Reserve over the weekend resulted in 4 cubic metres of rubbish being removed from the bush in and around the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.
Active community members of Castlemaine and Chewton spent their Sunday collecting rubbish including bedding, a lawn mower, a clothes dryer, roofing iron, rusty wire, building materials, rabbit hutch, garden waste, bottles, tin cans and domestic rubbish.
Ranger Noel Muller praised the community for their efforts. “The Friends of Kalimna and Golden Point Landcare do a wonderful job in caring for the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.”
“We had 18 people on site taking an active approach to the litter and dumping issues that the park experiences. Rubbish thrown from vehicles into the bush seemed to be the most common form of littering, however the dumping of large items is still a concern. We urge the community to use more appropriate options for disposing of these large items and to take their travelling rubbish home” said Mr Muller.
“The volunteers efforts are greatly appreciated and we were pleased to see some local individuals come along to join the groups” said Mr Muller.
Five year old volunteer Sadie Hughes commented “I liked picking up the rubbish so the bush could be cleaner for the animals”.
People interested in conserving these special places can enquire about joining a Friends Group by visiting the volunteer section of our website or by contacting the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.
Media enquiriesSuzanne Hughes
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