Fingal Head Public School students Kalea and Budjerah getting ready for Clean-Up Australia Day.
Fingal Head Public School students Kalea and Budjerah getting ready for Clean-Up Australia Day. John Gass

Roll up sleeves for clean-up day

THEY are legends in their own time.

Fingal Head Public School students were recognised recently in the Clean Beach Awards as Young Legends for NSW 2011.

This Friday they will show why when they clean up and beautify their yard on Clean-Up Australia Day for School.

Fingal Head residents can also be part of Clean-Up Australia Day this Saturday at Letitia Spit.

To follow up the successful campaign to stop illegal off-road activities, particularly four-wheel driving on Letitia Spit and make it safe again, the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council are organising a big clean-up of rubbish.

Volunteers can meet at the end of the bitumen on Letitia Rd between 8.30am and noon.

A campaign to stop illegal driving and other activities on the fragile, ecological significant beaches, dunes, wetland and bush of Letitia Spit started at Easter 2011 when the members of the land council and Fingal Head community tackled the problem.

Members of the community stopped cars to explain the significance of the area.

They handed out brochures and explained that off-road four-wheel driving was illegal and damaging to the environment.

This initial campaign has continued during the following year and this beautiful unique area has at last been made safer.

"We are now working on the clean-up of rubbish that has been left over the years by some who did not respect the area," said a spokesperson for the land council.

"Bring gloves, bags and water, wear covered footwear, hat and sun block and join the crowd that appreciate this unique natural environment," the spokesperson said.



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