Get out and clean up the Fraser Coast on Sunday, March 1

IF YOU want to keep the Fraser Coast clean and beautiful, join Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 1.

Community health, education and training portfolio Councillor Robert Garland said the council had decided to focus on the sites that needed action rather than stay the same place every year.

"The council will head to the bushland at the end of Bryant St in Maryborough and in Hervey Bay it will be the bushland at the end of Eli Creek Rd, off North St, Point Vernon," Cr Garland said.

Skip bins, donated by Ezy Clean Skip, will also be placed in Bill Fraser Park on the Hervey Bay Esplanade and Anzac Park in Maryborough for volunteers to take rubbish collected on the day.

"If you don't belong to a group or have not registered a site, you can just turn up at the Council sites at Eli Creek and Bryant Street from 7am on the day," Cr Garland said.

Volunteers should have gloves, water bottle, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Meeting at the Wall's Camp boat ramp at Pacific Haven from 8am, Tim Thornton and volunteers from the Friends of Burrum River Systems will tidy the area.

He told the Chronicle a sausage sizzle would be held for the valued workers.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the volunteers would not be going home without a good feed and the chance to win a tablet.

"To show our appreciation Council will host sausage sizzles at Eli Creek and Bryant Street for all volunteers," Cr O'Connell said.

"Everyone who volunteers to clean up at any site can come to the barbecues for a free sausage sandwich and a ticket in a draw to win a tablet donated by Reuse & Recycle."

For those unsure of how to get involved, simply choose the place you want to clean and register it on the Clean Up Australia Day website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/register.

Alternatively, Cr Garland said people can join one of the site which as already been nominated.