TAKING OUT RUBBISH: Bags of waste collected by Landcare volunteers.
TAKING OUT RUBBISH: Bags of waste collected by Landcare volunteers.

Landcare tidies foreshore and mangroves

YEPPOON is that little bit cleaner after a national Clean Up Australia Day initiative by Capricorn Coast Landcare.

Cap Coast Landcare president Malcolm Wells said Landcare hosted a clean-up event around the Yeppoon mangroves and foreshore on Sunday, March 4, as part of the annual national Clean Up Australia Day.

"Twenty-nine adults and 29 children, including a busload of pupils from St Ursula's, turned out to help clean up,” he said.

"A total of 144.5kg of rubbish, along with two car tyres, a large metal barbecue lid and a shopping trolley were collected from around the inlet, the park, the mangroves and Farnborough Beach in just two hours.

"This was a huge effort by our dedicated volunteers, who I must thank for their hard work and commitment to preserving our beautiful area.”

Landcare will be hosting another mangrove clean-up in the Ross Creek and Fig Tree Creek area on April 18, details and exact location to be advised.

For any inquiries about the clean-up, phone 4939 1002, email envirolink@cqnet.com.au or check out the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group Inc Facebook site.