Beautiful Brimbank is the urban litter project here at the Friends of Kororoit Creek that runs clean-up events in Brimbank and looks at creative and artistic ways to illustrate the importance of keeping rubbish out of our environment, since 2015. Over summer, when the snakes are out, we focus on the urban areas, bringing greater awareness of rubbish on our streets and the impact it has not only on our everyday lives but also on the Kororoit Creek. If you haven’t been to one of our ‘Take it to the Streets’ events, you can check out all the fun we have in our blog posts. Street litter is a big problem for our natural environment as all our street rubbish drains into the Kororoit Creek and other waterways via our stormwater drains.
In 2016, we had our first ‘Love Your Station Day’ which was a very successful planting and clean-up at the Sunshine Station. This has evolved into a monthly event held on the last Sunday of the month, so if beautifying the urban environment is more your style, keep an eye out for our Love Your Station activities on our events page.
As we enter the cooler months after the annual Clean Up Australia Day event in early March, we move down to the Kororoit Creek with social, fun events to get everyone on duty caring for our natural environment down there combining the important work of planting for restoration of the Kororoit Creek and local habitat with our clean-up community events. We run a combined clean-up and planting event almost every month which is lots of fun – come and join us!
Beautiful Brimbank is currently working with the Victorian State Government Litter Hotspots, Brimbank City Council and Sunshine Business Association on an education and awareness program to change littering behaviours in Sunshine. Encouraging everyone to Love Where You Live, we aim to get all our neighbours on board to keep Brimbank beautiful – it’s a team effort and each and every person in Brimbank has a part to play.
If you can’t make it down to a clean-up you can do your part today by looking out for rubbish in your street and picking it up before it has a chance to make it into the stormwater drains and down to our beautiful creek. This is what groups like Take 3 For the Sea and Scab Duty are also doing. In fact, more individuals and groups of people are doing just that every day!
Look out for our events on local noticeboards, the InnerWest.Community Facebook Group, in the local papers, here on our website and on the Brimbank City Council events pages. Or sign up for our Newsletter and get a personally delivered heads up, straight to your inbox every month!
Come down and join us at our next event, meet some of your neighbours and help us make our suburbs the best in the west!
For more info contact: Jodie Williams 0402 097 028
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