Brighton does its bit on Clean Up Australia Day

SUNDAY March 7 was national cleanup Australia Day right across the country and iin our municipality it was no different. A small dedicated group cleaned an area from Cassidys Bay on the East Derwent highway towards Otago Bay. This group was predominately friends of local woman Stacey Turner who, along with Brent Lees, owns and operates a landscape and garden maintenance business called Earth Impressions.

Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.

Ms Turner said the area cleaned from Cassidy’s Bay, which only covered 700m of riverside and highway, took six hours to clean.

“We collected two ute loads of rubbish and recyclables, everything from car parts lost in vehicle accidents, television sets, tyres, old trailer parts, many many beer bottles, soft drink and fast food containers,” Stacey said.

“The collectors were amazed that in such a short stretch of highway such an accumulation of rubbish had been dumped mostly from passing vehicles.Next year we aim to involve more people and move further up the highway and clean up more of this wonderful community. The exercise also showed us the necessity to recycle and be responsible with our own rubbish and waste removal.”

If you are interested in being involved in next years clean up please contact Stacey at earthimpressions@bigpond.com

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