Keep Esperance Beautiful group look to recruit

With Clean Up Australia Day just around the corner, the local Keep Esperance Beautiful group is looking to recruit new volunteers before March 4.

Keep Esperance Beautiful organiser Jennifer Morcombe said this year’s event would feature both a morning and an afternoon session, with people of all ages invited to participate.

Ms Morcombe said the group gathered more than 50 volunteers for the annual event in 2017, describing the community as already being ‘pollution conscious’.

“I would encourage everyone to come down and join us,” she said.

“Lots of members of the Esperance community pick up rubbish and you do see them take a bag down to the beach to pick up rubbish.

“It’s almost a habit for Esperance locals.”

Ms Morcombe said participating in the clean up encouraged awareness of the ‘global pollution problem’.

“The more you get involved, the more aware you become of its severity,” she said.

“Unfortunately, our once pristine beaches are no longer.”

Gloves and rubbish bags will be supplied, with a truck and trailer on site to return the rubbish to the tip afterwards.

The day will begin with a morning session from 9am at Twighlight Beach, before the afternoon session at 1.30pm in Nulsen, on the corner of Victoria Street and Pink Lake Road. 

Refreshments, including food and cool drink, will be provided after each session. 

Children hoping to participate are advised to attend the beach session.

For further information, visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/