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Calling for helpers for Clean Up Australia Day in Parkes

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY: Volunteers are being sought. Photo: File.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY: Volunteers are being sought. Photo: File.

Parkes Shire residents are invited to join the nation-wide effort to help conserve the environment as part of this year's Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 7.

Community members are encouraged to gather their friends, family and colleagues to join Council staff in helping to clean up, fix up and conserve our local parks, gardens and reserves.

Over 18.3 million Australians have donated their time as part of Clean Up Australia activities over the last 30 years, while 36 million hours of volunteer time has been donated and 380,000 ute loads of rubbish have been removed.

Mayor of Parkes Shire, Cr Ken Keith OAM, is a huge advocate for the event - and is keen to point out there are many benefits that come from participating.

"Clean Up Australia Day is not only good for our native flora and fauna, it is also a great community event and a way for everyone to show pride in our region.

"By doing our bit to remove and reduce rubbish accumulating in our local parks, roadsides, bushland and waterways, we can ensure that our natural assets will be there to enjoy well into the future."

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Registrations will take place from 8am at Lions Park.

Clean up areas will be allocated to groups at this time, or individuals combined into Clean Up teams.

Please bring gloves, a hat, sturdy shoes and don't forget your water bottle and sunscreen.

This event will adhere to the current NSW Health Restrictions in place at the time of the event.

There will be a number of measures in place to ensure the health and safety of the volunteers and the broader community.

If you are feeling unwell, please get tested and stay home and more information about the latest restrictions, please visit www.health.nsw.gov.au.

To learn more about Clean Up Australia day and to register online, head to https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

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