Grab your 4WD ute, load up your quad bike and head down to the Burdekin River this Sunday (September 14) for the Burdekin’s Great Northern Clean Up Day.
Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said Council was targeting the illegally dumped rubbish in the river bed.
“There is a lot of rubbish in the river bed such as general waste, household furniture, appliances and car bodies and we want it removed before the wet season,” he said.
“The easiest way to do this is if we can get people with quads and 4WDs to come down to help clean up the river bed.
“The weather is still cool at the moment and Clean Up Day is a great way to protect the river which is the lifeblood of this region.
“Council has spoken with the police and were advised quads were allowed in the river bed, but must be legally transported to the end of Burdekin Rd, Home Hill.
“Council officers will be there to meet and supply helpers with free gloves and collection bags before directing them to areas that are being targeted.”
Mr Mulcahy said those wanting to help with the Burdekin’s Great Northern Clean Up would be supplied with a free BBQ and refreshments.
The Burdekin Great Northern Clean Up will be held on Sunday, September 14, from 10am until noon.
Participants are to meet at the end of Burdekin Road, Home Hill. Make sure to wear a hat, long-sleeved shirt and enclosed shoes. Sunscreen and insect repellent will be available on the day.