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Clean Up Australia - 1st March 2020

posted 26 Feb 2020, 04:54 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 26 Feb 2020, 05:12 ]
Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia has been running since 1990.  This is our opportunity to get out there and do our bit.  Each year the banks of the Parramatta River adjacent to the Epping Scouts Boat Shed and the Meadowbank Ferry Wharf are becoming cleaner with less rubbish being discarded in the area.  However, until we can get the message across to everyone, there will be enough new rubbish that has accumulated since the last clean up.

The more people that come along to assist in the clean up, the larger area of bank can be scoured.  Mostly it is plastic bags, drink cans and bottles, shoes and occasionally car parts are also found and retrieved.  Recently we have been taking the canoes out to enable us to gain access to the mangroves without causing environmental damage.  We ask that the Joeys and Cubs bring a parent but all parents are welcome to assist.  Youth members will go around in groups supervised by a leader or parent.  The more leaders and parents that come along, the more groups we can form and therefore the more rubbish we can collect in the shortest amount of time.  

Please accept the CareMonkey invitation or, for the new members who are not yet on CareMonkey, complete an Activity Notification form (E1) for those participating.  You will find this at the bottom of this page.

Meet up around 8:45am and register at 1st Meadowbank's BBQ which will be located in the car park between the Ferry Wharf and the rail bridge. Spend an hour or two helping to clean up the shores of the Parramatta River.  

Wear safe, sun-smart clothes including a brimmed hat, collared shirt and sturdy shoes.  Gardening gloves make the task much safer.  If it is a warm day then a water bottle (with your name on it) is essential.  If it likely to rain, please bring a raincoat as the event will not be rescheduled.

1st Meadowbank Scout Group generally runs a Sausage Sizzle for those who participate.  A gold coin donation is appreciated - so they can afford to do it again next year.   Any surplus will be donated to the Clean Up Australia fund.
Epping Scout Group,
26 Feb 2020, 05:09