Federal Member for Aston, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging Knox locals to get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day.
Held on Sunday 2nd March, Clean Up Australia Day highlights the precious nature of our environment and encourages locals to contribute to preserving and protecting their surrounding natural areas.
Last year over half a million volunteers helped keep their local communities clean, removing over 16,000 tonnes of rubbish from around Australia.
“I encourage anyone who has a spare hour to lend a hand and help keep Knox beautiful,” said Mr Tudge.
Many local schools are registered as sites where you can join an existing group, as are some major parks and local waterways.
Alternatively, you can get your friends and family together and start your own group by nominating a site within Knox you will be responsible for.
There are existing groups which are open for volunteers to join in Boronia, Bayswater, Wantirna South, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Wantirna, Lysterfield, Rowville and Scoresby.
“I look forward to helping clean up Knox alongside other volunteers. It’s a great way for people to spend time outside and in the community on a Sunday afternoon,” Mr Tudge said.
To register, and for more information, go to http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join/ and search for local sites using your postcode, searching for Knox City Council or simply entering your suburb.