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Clean Up Day to sweep through Ipswich

Clean Up Day team five year old Seyana Turpie-Russo with her brother Cole Raleigh, 11, and parents Toni Russo and Justin Turpie. The family are getting ready for the big Clean Up Australia day on Sunday March 3. Photo: Sarah Harvey / The Queensland Times
Clean Up Day team five year old Seyana Turpie-Russo with her brother Cole Raleigh, 11, and parents Toni Russo and Justin Turpie. The family are getting ready for the big Clean Up Australia day on Sunday March 3. Photo: Sarah Harvey / The Queensland Times Sarah Harvey

TEAMS of community-minded, clean-up devotees will spruce up parks, waterways and bushland in Ipswich this Sunday.

The annual Clean Up Day campaign has been a boon for the Australian environment since 1989 when solo yachtsman Ian Kiernan dreamed up a plan to rid Sydney Harbour of rubbish.

Simmonds Rd Park at North Ipswich has caught the attention of the Southern Cross University Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, co-ordinated by its president Toni Russo.

Ms Russo says Clean Up Day highlights both caring for the environment and getting involved in community work.

"I've been doing it for about five years," she said.

"The whole family's involved.

"Anyone who wants to come out and help at North Ipswich is welcome.

"There will be things to pick up."

Volunteers only need to donate an hour out of their Sunday to help the cause.

Ms Russo will meet the volunteers at the park's picnic tables from 4pm.

"Light refreshments will be available following the event and a certificate of participation will be presented to everyone who attends," she said.

Volunteers are asked to bring sun protection, water bottles and gloves.

Email toni.russo.gk@gmail.com if you'd like to get involved.

Business Clean Up Day starts off the environmental campaign tomorrow, then schools join the clean-up cause this Friday.

Last year 591,400 volunteers cleaned up more than 16,119 tonnes of rubbish at 7363 registered sites across Australia.

Go to the Clean Up Day website or phone 1800282329 to register a site or to find details of volunteering at a nominated site.

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