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It’s Annual Darwin Harbour Clean-Up Time Again…. Let’s Get our Clean Freak On!

By Korgan Hucent

If there is one thing that we Territorians have going for us, it has to be pride in our country. We share an appreciation for the wonderful landscape in which we live, and this is epitomised by the annual Darwin Harbour Clean-Up. It is nearly upon us again, taking place at various locations on Wednesday the 19th July. Now heading into its eighth year, the aim of the event is to promote awareness around the effects of pollution, water pollution in particular.

Water pollution affects the entire biosphere, so this is bad news for both plants and animals that call the ocean their home.  The harbour is a focal point of the city, with tourists and locals flocking to sun-bake, eat ice-cream and thrash around in the wave pool (no crocodiles there!). It seems only right then, that this event is a community effort, and the Ray White Bayside team is encouraging everyone to get on board.

That is if you’re free on Wednesday 19th, because being a weekday, you may need to organise a day off work.  Time to get your leave application in!  Or perhaps, your team at work might like to come along as a group – the more hands, the better!

On the day of the clean up, teams of volunteers will collect rubbish not only at the city harbour, but also Rapid Creek and Coconut Grove. Community members of Wagait Beach will be on hand to bust the grime in their area. Dinghies will be out on the water to get to those hard to reach areas like mangroves, but for those who have a fear of crocodiles and falling into the water, do not worry!  Surf Lifesaving NT will be providing back-up!

Commercial supporters for this year’s event are extensive, which is testament to the passion that our community has for this city.   So, what are you going to do on Wednesday 19th?  If contributing to the beauty of this great city and its surrounds is on your priority list, make a day of it!

For further information on the event you can call 08 8981 5194 or email ntsc@ntsc.com.au

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