Community members are being urged to roll up their sleeves and help clean up the local environment this Clean Up Australia Day.
With the event taking place on Sunday, March 4, several clean up sites are being held across the shire including Maryborough’s Tullaroop Road and Carisbrook’s Maryborough-Carisbrook Road along the Pyrenees Highway. Maryborough’s Roscholler Park in Primrose Street will receive a clean up on Wednesday, March 7.
Carisbrook Lions Club members are encouraging residents to join them on March 4 when they will be cleaning up Maryborough- Carisbrook Road.
Those wanting to volunteer are asked to meet at the Carisbrook Lions Club Hall in Green Street at 8 am.
Drinks, gloves, safety vests and other safety gear will be provided.
“We all hate seeing the dirty highway between Maryborough and Carisbrook. It’s probably the most prominent area where rubbish is dropped as it is on the way to the Carisbrook Transfer Station,” Carisbrook Lions Club president Jefferson Hoober said.
“Once a year, we get in and give that section of highway a really good clean up. We would love to have more helpers on the day.”
Last year, more than 40 bags of rubbish were collected between Carisbrook and Maryborough, a section of road Mr Hoober estimates the Lions club has been cleaning each year for a decade.
“We had a few helpers come along last year and they were surprised and amazed at the amount of rubbish on the side of the road,” he said.
For more on this story see Page 4 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 20.