Help to clean-up roof of Australia

ALL Australia deserves to be kept free of litter and that's why there is the Clean-up Australia Day event each year - this year it is this Sunday, March 2.

Over 16,000 tonnes of rubbish was picked up in 2013 and unfortunately Snowy Mountains also contributed to the national figure. With many tourist destinations and some significant iconic sites in the region including the National Heritage listed Kosciuszko National Park, the nation can't afford the eye-sore of litter to detract from our 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 (NPWS)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? 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, all intending participants to contact the NPWS 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. Alternatively, declare your own site at: http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/

For further information please contact David Woods, Environmental Liaison Officer, on 64505616 or email: dave.woods@environment.nsw.gov.au

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