A clean-up crew from Carinbundi got a head start on Clean Up Australia Day at Boreham Park on Friday morning.
With the help of Councillor John Learmonth, Carinbundi clients Emily, Ethan, Deb, Luke, Amber and SS donned their gloves and hit the park for a tidy up.
Carinbundi's Tina Marshall said even though Boreham Park was always a lovely, clean place to play, the team was very surprised by the amount of small plastic rubbish items they collected.
Tina said being an active member of the community and caring for the local environment were life goals for many of the Carinbundi clients.
“By making sure we have these events like Clean Up Australia Day on our Day Services Community Inclusion Program, we are supporting our customers to meet their goals,” she said.
”And of course, after a busy morning or work we took advantage of the fantastic playground for a bit of fun!”
Clean Up Australia Day occurs annually on the first Sunday in March with the aim to inspire communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment.
The annual day of collecting rubbish to help the environment was started more than 30 years ago by an “average Australian”, Ian Kiernan AO.
Ian had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard, and it has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event.
Everyone from schools, businesses and community groups can be involved in Clean Up Australia Day, and it can happen at any time, to find out how to be involved click here.
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