Join in, clean up and help save a species

Make a difference: Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Officer, Geraldine Turner picking up rubbish at the threatened Whibley Wattle site.
Make a difference: Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Officer, Geraldine Turner picking up rubbish at the threatened Whibley Wattle site.

On Sunday, residents can put on some protective clothing, sunscreen and gloves and help their communities by taking part in this year's Clean Up Australia Day.

There are sites in Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay where people can lend a hand to make their town more beautiful and even help save a threatened species.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is organising a clean-up near Tumby Bay between 9.30am and 11am, at a site which is home to a population of the threatened Whibley wattle.

Natural Resources management officer Geraldine Turner said the site was part of a road reserve.

"It will be great to get it cleaned up, but also let everyone know more about our special wattle that only grows here," she said.

To register for the Tumby Bay clean-up contact Ms Turner on 0407 603 574.

In Port Lincoln there are two sites where people can gather along the Parnkalla Walking Trail to help clear rubbish.

There is a meeting place at the Axel Stenrose Car Park, located at the north end of the trail from 11am to 12noon which will be supervised by Jenny Pearce.

Lesley Easson will supervise the meeting points as Shelley Beach and at the junction of Snook's Landing and the Parnkalla Walking Trail, where volunteers must register between 9.30am and 10.30am.

Volunteers must wear protective clothing, sunscreen and gloves and can bring pick-up tools to help with collection. For details contact Helena Jones at the City of Port Lincoln on 8621 2300.

On Tuesday, Clean Seas Seafood held a clean-up on Boston Island.