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Cleaning up Islington Park

Clean Up Australia Day 2011
Clean Up Australia Day is Australia’s biggest community participation event. In 2011 more than 565,510 volunteers across 7,400 sites collected an estimated 16,464 tonnes of rubbish across the country.
This year we’re cleaning up Islington Park again. Last year we had a committed band of 14 volunteers collect 28 bags of rubbish from the park and creek, if you’d like to help us out, meet us at the picnic shelter near the Islington Park playground on Sunday 4 March from 9.00 am.
Please wear covered shoes, long pants and a hat and bring gardening gloves if you have them. Bags will be provided. You can register beforehand at the Clean Up Australia Day website or just turn up on the day.
You can also check out photos from last year’s clean up and keep up to date with news and events on the Islington Village Facebook page.
Hope to see you there!

Cleaning up Throsby Creek

Islington ParkOn Sunday 6 March, local residents, business owners and vistors are being invited to help clean up litter in Islington Park as part of Clean Up Australia Day.

At least 80% of rubbish threatening marine life in our oceans is the result of land-based littering entering our storm water drains and finding its way out into our waterways. 

In 2010, 588,000 volunteers across Australia removed 15,560 tonnes of rubbish from 7,073 sites, making Clean Up Australia Day the largest community participation event in Australia. 

If you’d like to do your bit, you can join in at one of the many clean up sites registered in the Throsby catchment. You can join John Sutton at the mangroves boardwalk on Elizabeth St, Carrington from 9 am-midday or help clean up Islington Park from 1-5 pm, meeting at the picnic shelter near the playground.

If you can’t be there on the day, you can make a donation to a local clean up site to help raise funds towards cleaning up Australia. Go to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au for more information.