ALL Australia deserves to be kept free of litter and that's why there is the Clean-up Australia Day event each year. More than 16,000 tonnes of rubbish was picked up in 2012 and unfortunately the Snowy Mountains also contributed to the national figure.
With many tourist destinations and some significant iconic sites in theregion including the National Heritage listed Kosciuszko National Park, the region can't afford the eye-sore of litter to detract from the pristine environment, not to mention the ecological impact some litter can have on wildlife and waterways.
That's why the National Parks and Wildlife Service will again coordinate a number of sites in areas where any litter, no matter how small, is unacceptable. Lookouts, walking tracks and the Main Range will be targeted.
So if you want to help clean up some part of the Snowy Mountains this year, why not consider cleaning up the 'roof of Australia' on Sunday March 3? Whether you can provide a few hours or a full day, there is opportunity for you to contribute to this wonderful national event.
Due to the variable nature of alpine weather and for some targeted sites to be away from roads, all intending participants are asked to make to contact before the day so that detailed information can be provided on what to bring, what to wear, what to expect and where and when to meet. However, if you would like to contribute to Clean-up Australia Day but would rather participate at a site closer to your home, then take a look at the website and see what other areas have been proposed around the region.
For further information please contact David Woods, Environmental Liaison Officer, on 64505616 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org