Residents pitch in for clean-up effort
MEMBERS of the community grabbed rubbish bags to clear the Myalup town and beach of litter on October 14
More than 40 volunteers turned out for the clean- up which was organised through the Keep Australia Beautiful Tangaroa Blue organisation.
Volunteers registered at the community hall, where Myalup Community Association president Jenelle Hicks and Myalup resident Veronica O’Keefe supplied litter bags, high visibility vests, gloves and bottled water.
Volunteers spread out over the beach, town and along Forrest Highway collecting dozens of bags of litter which were taken back to the community hall for disposal.
Members of the Myalup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade also arranged roadside safety signage, escort vehicles and radio communications for the volunteers.
Ms Hicks said discussions among volunteers found that the bulk of the litter was from road verges on Myalup’s back road to Harvey as well as the verges and median strip on Forrest Highway.
“Myalup enjoys an increasing reputation for its scenic approach, magnificent beach, as well as its peaceful, quiet and attractive natural coastal environment,” she said.
Volunteer and Myalup resident Tony France said the area was only kept pristine through the efforts of volunteers.
“Myalup’s pleasant reputation is made possible by the constant care, time and effort that community volunteers invest in keeping their patch of Australia beautiful,” Mr France said.
After the clean- up, brigade members manned a sausage sizzle while other volunteers provided finger food and cake.
Myalup clean-up volunteers Chris Rice and Veronica O'Keefe survey the results of the volunteers’ efforts.