Fishers Ghost Creek will be the focus of Clean Up Australia Day in Campbelltown this year, with two teams and dozens of volunteers helping out.
Litter pickers covering a 2km stretch from Apex Park to Bradbury Public School will scour the creek and the reserve around it for litter.
“It is important we maintain Fishers Ghost Creek and encourage residents and visitors to do the same,” said Mayor George Brticevic.
“Being a key access corridor in the daily routine of many people, Apex Park connects the city’s centre to important sports facilities at Bradbury and should reflect the high standards of civic amenity we aspire to here,” Cr Brticevic added.
The creek has suffered from people dumping bags of rubbish alongside it and from general litter problems around Apex Park.
Now in its 30th year, Clean Up Australia Day encourages communities to come together and beautify their area. The program started by Ian Kiernan and Kim McKay in 1989 contributed to a change in attitude to litter reduction in Australia.
A team of Council staff will clean around the Bradbury section of the creek from the public school end, while another team of local volunteers will work its way up the creek from the park.
Volunteers are asked to meet at either Apex Park, where resident Rita Mikolaitis is coordinating, or the Parkway opposite Bradbury Public School, where council staff will be, at 9am, Sunday 3 March, for the three-hour clean-up.
Council staff will be on hand also to provide information about Bushcare programs and how people can be part of the Bushcare team.
Equipment will be provided on the day, as well as morning tea, and volunteers are asked to wear long pants, enclosed shoes and a hat, and to bring drinking water.