Southern Gulf NRM have launched their 'Community Litter Clean-up Project', a project born from the Queensland Government's Community Sustainability Action Program.
Litter is a national issue which costs roughly a billion dollar per year, money which could be better spent on other projects that add value to our nation's economy and environment.
Southern Gulf NRM say it also causes multiple environmental threats by harming waterways, killing wildlife and is a cause of deadly bush fire.
"That's why this project has three primary focuses; not just tidying up local litter zones and monitoring and reporting on the litter collected, but also and perhaps most importantly, raising public awareness and education to reduce the future impact of littering in the region," Southern Gulf said.
"In order to achieve these goals, we have opened applications for a Community Project Officer to join our team and work closely with our Communications Officer who will spearhead the project. We will be engaging multiple Shire Councils and local community organisations throughout the region, to assist with collecting, monitoring, and educating those in our region about the impact littering has."
Southern Gulf said they would attend 12 sites to collect and monitor the litter found, report the results back to the Department of Environment and Science and will also hold community clean up events at another 24 sites over a two-year period.
"We openly invite the participation of anyone who would like to be a part of this project, and ask they contact our offices to discuss," Southern Gulf said.
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