1 March 2021
Clean Up Australia Day, Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, is on Sunday, 7 March 2021.
Wildlife Queensland branches are once again hosting Clean Up events throughout the state and we encourage residents to get involved.
There has never been a better time to tackle the surge* in single-use disposable items, such as takeaway coffee cups, food packaging, masks and sanitised wipes; all of which have polluted our local parks, bushland, streets, waterways and beaches.
Research reveals* more than 1 in 3 (34%) Australian households self-identified as producing more packaging waste during lockdown periods compared to previous years, and more than 1 in 2 (55%) reported they are now more concerned about product packaging waste than they were in 2019.
Now’s the time to Step Up to Clean Up, to help protect and conserve local environments and wildlife. It’s the perfect opportunity to join with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to remove all the rubbish accumulating in your local park, bushland, beaches and waterways before it kills our wildlife.
In response to COVID-19, additional conditions will be put in place to ensure the health and safety of Clean Up volunteers, including set limits to volunteer numbers per event and Clean Up kits will now include QR codes for registration on the day and hand sanitiser, plus bags and gloves for every volunteer.
Wildlife Queensland Branch Clean Up Events – Sunday, 7 March 2021
Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch
|8.00 am – 11.00 am||
End of Peel Street, Redland Bay, Qld 4165
Meeting Point: Car park end of Peel Street, Sel Outridge Park.
Note: Wear closed-in shoes, sunscreen, a hat and bring water. Bring gloves, or we have a limited supply available. Rubbish bags will be provided. Under 15s need a parent or guardian to join.
Wildlife Queensland Capricorn Branch will be joining the Lions Club Emu Park Clean Up
|7.00 am – 9.00 am||
Pattison Street, Emu Park, Qld 4710
Meeting Point: Meet at Lions Park, Patterson Street, Emu Park.
Note: The primary host is Lions Club Emu Park but Wildlife Qld will specifically address sites of marine and terrestrial significance in the National Park, beach and adjacent Svendsens Road.
|Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Branch||8.00 am – 10.00 am||
Ben Bennett Bushland Park, West Terrace, Caloundra, Qld 4551
Meeting Point: Meet at the information board at the West Terrace entrance.
For more Clean Up Australia Day event information and resources, head to the Clean Up Australia website.
* Quantum Market Research, Pact Group Community Attitudes to Waste and Recycling Report, July 2020