On Sunday 3 March, the Friends of Malabar Headland participated in Clean Up Australia Day.
The Western Bushland area (now Malabar Headland National Park) was accepted as an official Clean Up Australia Day site and FoMH members worked along the Broome Street boundary from the Thompson Avenue gate.
Claire Bettington, our Clean Up Australia day Coordinator wrote:
A very good effort was put in today for Clean Up Australia Day in the Western Section, now a National Park.
As you can see, Peter Garrett joined us mid morning to give us the latest news on the Headland, and to thank us for our work.
We are very pleased to report that there was a lot less rubbish this year, and it was mainly building materials, rubble, bricks, cans and bottles, with the odd bit of broken furniture.
Apart from some low mounds of building materials dumped long ago, we are now down to picking up shattered glass, mostly a legacy of past car dumping and trashing, and bottles smashed on the rocks or dumped in the bush.
Let’s hope that there is no further dumping over the coming year, now that the Western Bushland is a National Park.
Thanks very much to all participants, a great job!