Lumsden’s roads get a spring spruce-up
Southland branch members of the Motor Caravan Association chose Lumsden as the location of their annual spring clean this year.
Organiser Els Wilson of Gore said 30 people in 14 motorhomes from all over Southland spent a couple of hours cleaning up the roads leading into the town on Saturday.
‘‘We chose Lumsden this year because we have a NZMCA park site here for our self-contained vehicles and the people always welcome us.’’
The members wanted to do something for the community which had welcomed them.
‘‘We started north of the town by the Oreti River bridge, walking along the roadsides, picking up waste.
‘‘Then we went to the 100kmh sign on the Gore entrance to the town, with the south end being the last section covered.’’
Glenys Miller from Invercargill walked the cycle trail from the bridge to the town and was pleasantly surprised to find only one chocolate wrapper on the track.
‘‘The main types of rubbish were containers from food outlets such as coffee cups, pie packets, milk shake containers and other food wrappers, milk containers, as well as plastic and glass bottles, on the roadsides where people have finished eating and threw their rubbish out the window.
‘‘We found the town itself was beautifully clean,’’ Wilson said.
‘‘We found the town itself was beautifully clean.’’
Hurley's Fly Fishing owner Gavin Hurley NZ Motor Caravan Association member Els Wilson