I will be joining the Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group on Sunday to clean up Balcombe Creek Estuary in Mt Martha this Clean Up Australia Day.
Balcombe Creek, with its estuary, is the last unspoilt waterway entering the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay.
Clean Up Australia Day is an opportunity for environmental groups and community members to band together in clearing up rubbish and looking after our most valued natural assets.
More than half a million Australians will join Clean Up Australia Day activities across the country this Sunday, making our environment a better place.
I encourage you to join a local Clean Up Australia Day group and help clean up our community.
In the coming weeks the Government will be building on the theme of community conservation by calling for project ideas under our Green Army policy.
Like Clean Up Australia Day, the Green Army will make a real difference to the environment and local communities through projects such as restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and restoring cultural heritage places.
The Government is delivering this as a key part of the Cleaner Environment Plan.
For more information on Clean Up Australia Day including how to find a local clean-up effort visit http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/.
If you wish to join me on Sunday, please call my office on 5979 3188 for further details.
Media contact: Samantha Robin on 03 5979 3188 or 0427 787 166