Bringing beauty back to Borough beaches

The beaches of the Borough are looking better than ever after members of the Rotary Club of Queenscliffe embarked upon their annual Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday.

Focusing on the beach and foreshore paths between Queenscliff Harbour and Fort Queenscliff, Rotary members joined forces with Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale locals to tidy the town.

“One of Rotary’s key mission statements is to be people of action, and our community certainly reflects that goal through events such as this clean-up,” said Rotary Club of Queenscliffe President Karen Pecar.

The event has gained momentum over the last few years, with strong contingent of passionate local volunteers turning out to lend a hand. The Borough of Queenscliffe also continued to lend its support by picking up and disposing of litter collected by volunteers, as well as providing gloves and collection bags to participants.

“Council encourages any community efforts that protect and preserve the unique environmental landscape we have here in the Borough,” said Queenscliffe Mayor Ross Ebbels. “Rotary are a real champion of that cause and we’re delighted to have partnered with them again for Clean Up Australia Day.”

Clean Up Australia Day is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, with the Queenscliff clean-up just one of hundreds of coordinated events that happened across the country on Sunday.

Since 1990, more than 35 million volunteer hours have been donated nationally towards Clean Up events to benefit the environment.

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