Res­i­dents pitch in for clean-up ef­fort

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - David Charlesworth

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.

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