Even though the forecast predicted 100% rain, over 30 people turned up to help with the Lake Tuggeranong Clean-up on 1st November.
It was encouraging that there was a lot less rubbish than in previous years. This trend is a continuation from our last clean-up event. We believe there could be a range of factors contributing to these changes, such as:
– people are more aware of the consequences of dumping rubbish and refraining from dumping;
– the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is having a positive impact, where people are choosing to access the CDS to recycle containers;
– the continuous rain in recent months may have washed the rubbish downstream or, given the lake water level has risen, the rubbish may now be underwater.
The next Lake clean-up will be on ‘Clean-up Australia Day’ on the 7th March 2021.
Please come along one and all to help keep our lake foreshores clean.