We met at 9am at the entrance signage at 3 Community Court (aka Sean McCarthy Way) to begin Clean Up Australia Day at the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields for the fifth year in a row. Rubbish collection bags for refuse and recycling were provided along with gloves, and the clean-up began. This year we trialled the Clean-Up Day on the friday instead of the Sunday morning which clashes with the local Peak to Park Community Event.
Each year we see less and less rubbish collected than the previous one. This year we know this has been helped by the installation of a rubbish bin at the front of the reserve thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council, at Greg's request, and for the many local volunteers who pick up rubbish weekly within the reserve.
Some of the usual offending items found continue to be the same with cigarette butts, plastic straws, lids and cups from McDonalds, soft drink cans, and most disappointingly bags of dog poop from people who have taken the time to pick up their dogs waste on their walks, but then throw the whole bag of poop into the reserve... volunteers really find this revolting to have to clean up.
We thank you to everyone for attending - your small amount of time will do a tremendous amount for the environment and our local community. We are very proud that this is our 5th annual Clean Up Australia Day event at the reserve.
|Some of the hard working volunteers at Clean Up Australia Day 2018 at Rogers Reserve, Highfields.|
|Some of the hard working volunteers at Clean Up Australia Day 2018 at Rogers Reserve, Highfields|
|McDonnalds Cups discarded in the bushland found an picked up on Clean up Australia Day 2018 - Rogers Reserve, Highfields.|
|Bags of Dog Poop continue to be part of the rubbish found in the Bushland Reserve on Clean-Up Australia Day!|
|Main Offender found at Clean-Up Australia Day 2018 - Plastic Lids and Straws from McDonalds Drinks.|
|Rubbish removed from the 2018 Clean Up Australia Day Event at Rogers Reserve, Highfields.|
|Results from the efforts of Some of the hard working volunteers at Clean Up Australia Day 2018 at Rogers Reserve, Highfields|