MORE than 600 kilograms of litter was removed from locations across Shepparton and Mooroopna last year during the Clean Up Australia Day event, and this year local resident and member of the Team Up to Clean Up team, Jiva Palakrishnan will be joining the big clean up.
Jiva, who finds time every day to walk the Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway with her husband to remove rubbish, will join more than 25 others in the team on March 1 between 9am and 11am to clean up a 2.5km stretch in Mooroopna.
The group was brought together through help from the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District and will cover the 2.5km area in a bid to raise awareness of littering and provide a push for prevention.
Jiva said, “I walk the causeway because somebody has to do it. We have a beautiful place here and it needs to be looked after.
“It’s a huge area to cover on the day so we are hoping to get a few more people on board to help clean up and raise awareness of the issue of pollution in our community.”
To be part of the clean up in Shepparton, meet at the dirt road leading to the Shepparton Weir (50 metres south of the Shepparton Cemetery entrance, off The Boulevard, Shepparton – north end) at 10am or register online at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/register/?Shepparton+Weir
To be part of the clean up in Mooroopna, meet at the Chinamans Gardens (just off McLennan Street in Mooroopna at 9am or register online at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Fauna+and+Flora+Reserve
For other sites around the region, visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join/