What do you reckon was the strangest item pulled out of the Yarra River on Clean Up Australia Day? Have a go!
On Sunday, 3 March 2019, the Melbourne City Rotaract Club organised a Clean Up the Yarra event for Rotaractors, Rotarians, and community volunteers. This annual event coincides with Clean Up Australia Day, a nation-wide initiative to inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment. Forty-five passionate "People of Action" stepped forward to clean a portion of the Yarra River from Princes Bridge to Punt Rd. Volunteers were organised into three teams to tackle separate areas of the shoreline and surrounding green space.
Fifty-seven different recyclable and rubbish materials were collected and categorised. The top three were:
Nine syringes were also collected and disposed of properly.
The Melbourne City Rotaract Club greatly appreciates all the help from the community and local Rotary clubs that made this event a huge success!
Have you had a go with the strangest item pulled from the Yarra? It was a fully-functional trolley!
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