Clean Up Australia Day registrations are open

REGISTRATIONS for Clean Up Australia Day 2013 are now being accepted and Gladstone region residents are urged to make March 3 the best clean-up day on record by helping rid parks, creeks, beaches and neighbourhoods of rubbish.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said it was time for families and friends to mobilise.

"Clean Up Australia Day is a fantastic, fun event where everyone in the local community can come together and pick up rubbish to conserve the environment," Cr Sellers said.

"If everyone in the region picked up just one piece of rubbish that would remove tens of thousands of pieces of waste from the area.

"This can really make a difference and ensure our favourite local beaches, parks or waterways stay clean for future generations to enjoy."

Cr Sellers said residents were welcome to form a cleaning group and register their chosen Clean Up site online or volunteer as an individual at a site that has already been registered.

"Then, it's just a matter of donning some cleaning gloves, grabbing a collection bag, and helping to make this year's event the biggest and best yet," Cr Sellers said.

"With the State having suffered recent floods and wild weather, there's no better time to get together as a community and clean things up."

Clean Up Australia Day 2013 event details

WHAT: Australia's largest community-based environmental event.

WHERE: A local area such as a park, waterway, beach or street in your neighbourhood. Register your own site or join a registered site. Visit the Clean Up website at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

WHEN; Business Clean Up Day - Tuesday, February 26; Schools Clean Up Day - Friday, March 1; Clean Up Australia Day - Sunday, March 3.

WHO: Everyone is welcome including friends, families, kids or work colleagues. Volunteers should wear sunscreen, hats, enclosed shoes and carry a bottle of water.

HOW: Register for Clean Up Australia Day now at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call 1800 282 329 for more information.

Local Clean up sites community members can join

• Rotary Club of Gladstone, Auckland Creek, 8am
• Aurecon Group, RG Tanna Park, 9am
• Gladstone Church of Christ, 19 Dalrymple Drive, 7am
• Society of Growing Australian Plants, Canoe Point Environmental Reserve, 8.30am
• Gladstone Regional Council, Lions Park, 8am
• Orica, GR Tanna Park, 7am
• Andrew Family, Hayes Avenue, 8am
• NRG Gladstone Power Station, Lions Park, 7am
• PCYC-Rotaract, 53 Yarroon Street, 7am