How lucky are we to be able to walk, cycle, play and picnic by Parramatta River!
But it’s only nice to enjoy when it’s clean and healthy…. which all starts with each of us helping keep it litter free!
Sadly there’s a LOT of rubbish up and down Parramatta River. But it seems to collect in large quantities along the foreshore at George Kendall Riverside Park. This stretch is THE MOST LITTER POLLUTED spot along the actual river we’ve found…. and trust us, we’ve gone looking!
So we’ve been holding regular community litter clean ups to make a significant dent on the amount of rubbish that has built up, and continues to collect, along the Ermington foreshore. In just 6 months in 2020, we’ve removed a massive 150 bags/ over 600kgs of rubbish, with the help of wonderful families, Clean Up Australia, City of Parramatta Council and Parramatta River Catchment Group.
Join Us on 7th March
We’d LOVE to have your help – many hands make light work! We have a great, growing group of local families who regularly join us. It’s a wonderful way to meet other local families and help teach your kids the importance of looking after nature. We’ve found kids love being litter detectives!
Our next community litter is on Sunday 7th March from 10am to 12pm and it’s our first one for 2021.
We’ll be launching the NEW litter vacuum, that’s going to make it so much easier to remove the small bits of styrofoam and other plastics that are littering the foreshore. Plus Diver Dave will be coming back with his wonderful sea creatures.
George Kendall River Park
Our clean up site at George Kendall Riverside Park is about 400m long. It starts from near baseball pitch 5, on the Broadoaks Street end of the park.
We have 6 clean up spots marked out, with a Litter Leader at each, to keep us covid safe.
This is a family friendly event and it’s best suited to kids 4yrs+.
All equipment is supplied, including gloves, bags and tongs. You just need to wear gumboots or enclosed, sturdy shoes. And we recommend bringing water, snacks and mozzie repellent.
You’ll find our welcome table near the end of Broadoaks Street, along the cycle/ foot path in George Kendall Riverside Park. There’s a nearby carpark, Cafe W is a short walk away and so are toilets and playgrounds.