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Thanks for Stepping Up!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 5 March 2023.

At Fishermans Bay the blowhole had a much needed clean up of micro plactics, the rock platforms were cleared of marine debris and the roadsides cleared of litter. In great news, there were fewer plastic straws found this year!

We also want to acknowledge our sponsor, Veolia and the site supervisors who organise the events across our region to help keep Port Stephens beautiful.

This year, across Port Stephens there were:

  • 17 community groups participating
  • 8 business Clean Ups
  • 14 youth and school Clean Ups
  • + many volunteers

A shout out to some of our community groups who regularly participate in helping to keep our LGA litter free:

  • Raymond Terrace Parks Reserves and Tidy Towns
  • Friends of Fishermans Bay
  • Nelson Bay West Landcare Volunteers
  • Tilligerry Community Association/Tilligerry Landcare
  • Ocean and Coastal Care Initiatives Anna Bay

Thanks for getting out there and Stepping Up!

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