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Their commitment to caring for the bushland is what will motivate more than 30 local volunteers, who plan to take part in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 4 March.
The Wolli Creek Preservation Society (WCPS) has been involved in Clean Up Australia Day for more than eight years and has a passion for improving the Wolli Creek Regional Park.
WCPS Coordinator, Ute Foster, said she hoped Clean Up Australia Day will make the Canterbury-Bankstown community more aware of the value of the Regional Park which is on their door step.
"It’s a precious pocket of bushland in Sydney," Ms Foster said.
"I’m proud when I see that our efforts have vastly improved a number of different sites in the Regional Park.
"There are areas that have previously been used as illegal dumping sites and we have managed to clean a lot of those up."
City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, said Council cleans up 2,500 tons of illegally dumped rubbish each year - enough to fill 250 trucks.
"Last year, volunteers collected a further four tons of litter from our parks and waterways, on Clean Up Australia Day, at 50 sites across our City," Mayor Asfour said.
"Clean Up Australia Day is an opportunity for the community to come together to do their bit in helping us make Canterbury-Bankstown an even better place to live in.
"In just an hour, you can help make a difference to the environment, so I encourage all residents to consider taking part and play a role in showing they care."
The Wolli Creek Preservation Society will be one of more than 80 local groups taking part in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day, with Council providing bags and disposing of the collected rubbish.
To find out where you can help clean-up, go to cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
21/02/2018 1:33 PM