HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT: Airlie Beach McDonald's staff Brad Dukes, Tara Lorensini, Josh Fleming and Jayden Lorensini are ready and raring for this Sunday's Clean Up Australia Day.
HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT: Airlie Beach McDonald's staff Brad Dukes, Tara Lorensini, Josh Fleming and Jayden Lorensini are ready and raring for this Sunday's Clean Up Australia Day.

Keeping the region clean

THE team at Airlie Beach McDonalds are passionate about keeping the Whitsundays beautiful and clean.

That's why this Sunday March 6 you will see McDonald's staff and friends out and about picking up rubbish as part of Clean Up Australia Day.

Airlie Beach McDonald's manager Jayden Lorensini will be one of the helpers getting his hands dirty out there on Sunday.

“The day gives us a chance to give back to the community and Australia,” he said.

“And help protect the Great Barrier Reef as much as we can.”

Jayden's colleague and sister Tara Lorensini said Clean Up Australia Day was only one day and it was important people continued to be environmentally conscious after Sunday.

“People should continue to maintain these areas [around the Whitsundays] and put their rubbish in the bins,” she said.

“It's pretty much a respect thing.

“Respect the place you live in.”

On Sunday afternoon the young team will try and pick up as much rubbish as they can around the Airlie Beach Lagoon and foreshore area.

Clean Up Australia Day occurs throughout the country in March every year.

The Great Northern Clean Up which took place in the Whitsundays in September last year, was introduced to enable communities in the north who traditionally are in wet season, to have another opportunity to clean up during a drier time of the year.

To register, people should visit www.cleanupaustralia.org.au and either create a site or join a site.

For registered Clean Up Australia Day sites in the Whitsundays see the list (right).

If anyone would like to join the Airlie Beach McDonald's team phone 4946 5617.

Whitsunday sites

Cannonvale Beach - 9.30am-12pm, meeting at Cannonvale Beach car park.

Contact: Kyle Rose, email - krose_140@hotmail.com.

Pioneer Park Proserpine – 7.30-11am, meeting at Pioneer Park shelter shed.

Contact: Margaret Perkins - mperkins@mackay.net.au.

Proserpine West - 8-10am, meeting at Council Park on the corner of Jupp Street and Anzac Road.

Contact: Jackie Martin - larjac@bigpond.net.au.

Airlie Beach Lagoon and Foreshore – 2-3pm, meeting at Airlie Beach McDonalds.

Contact: Gary Roser - gary.roser@gmail.com.

Hydeaway Bay – 8-10am, meeting at centre car park (Gloucester Avenue).

Contact: Theresa O'Regan - theresa.tony@bigpond.com.

Paluma Road, Cannonvale – 9am-12pm, meeting at Cannonvale McDonalds.

Contact: Tayla Bartlett - tayla.bartlett@hotmail.com.


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