Time to clean up re­gion’s towns

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF REPORTER

Cen­tral Otago and Queen­stown Lakes com­mu­ni­ties are be­ing urged to get be­hind a na­tional cam­paign to clean up the coun­try.

Keep Alexan­dra and Clyde Beau­ti­ful group (KACB) spokesman David Beer en­cour­aged peo­ple to get in­volved in Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Clean-Up Week which runs from Septem­ber 12 to 18.

‘‘Imag­ine our town where all of us care about and ac­tively work to re­store, en­hance and pro­tect our en­vi­ron­ment. That’s the vi­sion of the KACB...It’s easy to get your club, lo­cal com­mu­nity or school in­volved. Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Week is not just about the clean-ups. These events build and strengthen com­mu­nity spirit and al­low peo­ple to demon­strate their pride in where they live.’’

Last year, nearly 80,000 vol­un­teers helped dur­ing Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Week.

To get in­volved peo­ple could go to the web­site and join an or­gan­ised clean up event in a spe­cific area. Or peo­ple could set up their own clean up group on the KNZB web­site and in­vite other peo­ple if they wanted to, he said.

For help reg­is­ter­ing an event or for those want­ing to know what other com­mu­nity groups were do­ing con­tact the lo­cal co­or­di­na­tor David Beer on 021 024 091 63 or d.beer1308@gmail.com.


David Beer

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