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Landcare is a non-governmental community movement dedicated to preventing land degradation and achieving sustainable land management. It consists of a network of local volunteer groups of which there are over 1700 in New South Wales alone. Each group works to find local solutions to local problems such as salinity, soil degradation, animal pests, weeds, vegetation loss, waterside erosion, poor water quality, coastal degradation and urban land degradation. If you appreciate how lucky we are in the Helensburgh district to enjoy a relatively unspoiled bush environment you should also be aware that it is under serious threat. read more

Friday, 19 February 2016

Clean Up Australia Day 2016



Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 6 March, 2016

Clean Up Australia Day is a national clean up day that was started by yachtsman Ian Kiernan. Since the national event started in 1990, Australians have donated more than 27.2 million hours cleaning their streets, parks, bushland and waterways on Clean Up Australia Day. Every year Australia wide, hundreds of thousands of Australians get stuck in and Clean Up their local environment by collecting and removing rubbish. It is always held on the first Sunday in March. This year it will be held on Sunday, 6 March.

Helensburgh & District Landcare Group provide a registration point in Helensburgh for residents to come along and register, pick up a bag and then go and clean up an area of their choice. The filled bag is then returned to the registration point. This provides you with an opportunity to clean up your own street or the local park. We can also suggest areas which need a clean up if you wish.

The registration point is at the Old Mine Surgery, 78 Parkes Street, Helensburgh, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. You will need to wear a hat, gloves and sturdy shoes.  For further information, ring Sean on 0410 694 811, email merilyn@helensburghlandcare.org.au