Join in the Annual Clean Up this March

Friends of Rivers, Peel in partnership with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council coordinates this month-long event to clean up our local parks, reserves and neighbourhoods.

Register your group for the annual CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA event this March
We encourage all groups participating to hold their clean-up events between 1st & 31st March to tie in with Clean Up Australia Day. Groups taking part will be publicly acknowledged through various social media streams including a full-page advertisement in a local newspaper which will spread the word about your clean-up and attract much-needed volunteers. If you would like Dudley Dolphin to feature at your event, or if you’d like some free Dudley Dolphin Adventure Journals to give to the kids, please let us know.

This year we want the event to be even bigger and better and involve more of our community so we can really make a difference to our local environment.

Steps you need to take to register for the Clean Up Australia Month 2023:

  • March will be here before you know it so please register your site with Clean Up Australia so that your free equipment arrives in time (gloves, bags, first aid kit, etc.). Clean Up Australia also provides public liability insurance, so this step is very important and necessary for a successful clean-up event. Here is a useful checklist for organisers.
  • You will be required to fill in a registration form (coming soon) with your event details. This is used to promote your event locally by social media and print media.
  • If your clean-up is in the Shire of Murray you can redeem $100 through Alcoa and the Shire’s Community Assistance Partnership Fund to assist with event costings. For further information and eligibility requirements contact the Shire on 08 9531 7777.

Download the resources you’ll need on the day.

To join an existing Clean Up Australia event this March please visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join-a-clean-up

Thank you for doing your bit to clean up our beautiful waterways, beaches, parks, reserves and neighbourhoods.

Rubbish Removal
Clean Up Australia requires that if event organisers need assistance with collection of rubbish after your event, they inform their local Council of the details of their clean-up and arrange an appropriate location for rubbish to be collected. Please get in touch with the appropriate officer for your local government area:
• City of Mandurah: Grant.Philippe@mandurah.wa.gov.au
• Shire of Murray: wfo@murray.wa.gov.au

Conditions of Participation
• Wear suitable sun-smart clothing and suitable enclosed footwear.
• Bring along your gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottle.
• All events are held outdoors and are weather permitting.
• Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Dudley Dolphin
Our popular mascot can appear at your clean-up event, subject to availability. Please contact us if you’d like to borrow the costume. Here are the costume guidelines. We can also give you some free Dudley Dolphin Outdoor Adventure Activity Booklets to give to the kids. Let us know how many you need.

History of our Clean Up Australia Month
It all started in 2003 with Friends of Rivers, Peel cleaning up the rivers. Since then the event has expanded and has also been known as Clean Up the Peel Waterways and Clean Up the Peel.

Here is a summary of our achievements in 2022: https://fb.watch/dh1CxHnZlH
Here is some more information. Thank you everyone.

Please click on the photo to enlarge

These are the groups who participated in March 2021 and this is what they achieved:

  • 138 full bags collected
  • 1402.4kg of rubbish collected (estimated)
  • 11.6 cubic metres of rubbish collected (estimated)
  • 256 participants
  • 78 new participants

Visit peel-harvey.org.au/tonnes-of-effort-to-clean-up-the-peel for the full picture.

Thank you to our sponsors and organisers:

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