Cleanup helps conserve the coast

Clean Up Australia (CUA ) Day volunteers generously dedicated their Sunday morning to cleaning up the Jan Juc Foreshore area.

CUA Day was held on Sunday 4 March and the Great Ocean Road Coast Commitee (GORCC) registered the Jan Juc forshore area as an official cleanup site.

Clean Up Australia Day volunteers Isabella and Tessa.
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers Isabella and Tessa.

Eleven people volunteered including several members of Jan Juc Coast Action(JJCA) a local volunteer group who joined CUA Day instead of conducting their regular working bee.

Volunteers filled over 20 bags of rubbish.  Some of the more unusual items found during the cleanup included a Western Australian License plate, a kid’s scooter, a golf club and a stack of unopened newspapers.

GORCC staff members Zac and Trent with Jan Juc Coast Action Chairperson Luke Hynes showing some of the unusual items found at Clean Up Australia Day.

Alarmingly some syringes were found in the scrub – a reminder to beachgoers and those enjoying the outdoors to be wary of hidden dangers in the scrub.

The most commonly found items were bottles and cans, cigarette butts and plastic wrappers.

If you’re interested in learning  more about volunteering opportunities on the Surf Coast click here. For more information about CUA Day 2012 click here.

Did you found anything unusual while cleaning up rubbish in your area?  Let us know.

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