Areas in Coolup, Pinjarra, South Yunderup, Ravenswood and Dwellingup are that much better off this week following several Clean Up Australia Day events.
2017 efforts kicked off in Murray with the Shire’s event on Friday 3 March.
Volunteers fished 13 shopping trollies and a bike out of the Murray River downstream from the iconic swing bridge and filled 15 waste bags with rubbish collected from Cantwell Park.
A further five events took place including the annual local waterways clean up on Sunday 5 March, which celebrated its fourteenth clean up this year.
Efforts concentrated on the removal of rubbish from the Murray and Serpentine Rivers, adjacent foreshores and Delta Islands.
This year’s event saw 1.7 tonnes removed from the waterways and surrounding areas.
The local waterways clean up forms part of the Clean Up the Peel Waterways program – a Friends of Rivers Peel initiative, and is supported by Alcoa and the Shire of Murray.
The Shire also supported the Dwellingup Community Compact and the Pinjarra Girl Guides with their Clean Up efforts.
“The Shire of Murray commends organisers and volunteers for their willingness to give up their time to assist with the clean-up of our Shire.
“Litter is an ongoing concern in our district and we implore the wider population to follow the example of the Clean Up Australia Day participants and do their bit to keep our Shire litter free,” said Shire President Cr. Maree Reid.