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.