Part of the Capricorn Coast
Part of the Capricorn Coast Chris Ison

Locals get hands dirty to clean up the Coast

YEPPOON volunteers are prepared to get down and dirty this Saturday as they take part in the Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up.

The local clean-up is part of the government's Reef Trust initiative which aims to minimise marine debris and will take place at Barwell Creek between 8.30am and 11am.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park chairman Dr Russell Reichelt said the clean-up was organised by the GBRMPA in partnership with the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, Tangaro Blue Foundation, Eco Barge and Reef Guardian Councils.

"The clean-ups will take place around Queensland, from Cape York to Bundaberg," he said. "This is a great opportunity for the whole community to get involved and help tackle the problem."

The Yeppoon clean-up team are still looking for volunteers to help keep the reef clean.

Great Barrier Reef clean-up

For more information or to register for the clean-up, visit http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au or email gbrcleanup @gbrmpa.gov.au.



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