Time to clean up Tatura

By Morgan Dyer

Environmental warriors will be out in force in Tatura later this month in a bid to make the town cleaner and greener.

Members of Transition Tatura have been shocked by the amount of rubbish they have collected in the area over the past six months and have decided to host another roadside clean-up.

The group will be targeting Dhurringile Rd, from the Hogan St roundabout to the Midland Hwy, and Tatura Rushworth Rd, from the edge of town to the caravan park.

The group is calling on volunteers to join in the clean-up, to ensure the day is a success.

A spokesperson said volunteers would be rewarded for their efforts.

“Afterwards, the Tatura Senior Citizens will, once again, kindly offer lunch for the crew,” the spokesperson said.

“This is always an offer too good to refuse.”

Alfred Heuperman loads his bag with all sorts of rubbish found along the roadside at Transition Taturas clean up day held earlier this year.

The group is also hoping to encourage other community groups in the region to help clean up local areas or even permanently adopt a road.

“Transition Tatura is very keen to reduce all litter, which is not only an eyesore for locals and visitors alike but can also be a danger to native animals and vegetation,” the spokesperson said.

“The roadside clean-up also promotes community spirit. As our world marches into an uncertain future, our local community and community strengthening is an essential part of meeting many challenges that lie ahead."

The Adopt a Road roadside clean-up in Tatura will be held at 9am on Saturday, November 23.

VicRoads says all participants must be 16 years or older. Safety vests, gloves and rubbish bags are provided by VicRoads.

For further information phone Ross Musolino on 0407 845 247.