IF the Border’s parks are looking extra tidy today, you can thank the locals who turned out for Clean Up Australia Day activities around the region yesterday.
Dozens of people turned up at each site, including Bonnie Doon Park in West Albury and Les Stone Park in Wodonga, where bags and bags of rubbish were picked up.
Meanwhile, many of Albury’s schools hosted their own clean ups in their playgrounds on Saturday.
Albury Council’s environmental health officer Lauriston Muirhead said the day was important in making people realise they were directly part of the environment.
“If you’re trashing the environment, you’re trashing your home,” he said.
“Often the message is just as important as the action of picking up rubbish.
“People need to realise the beauty and effectiveness of the environment is within their control.”