A YOUNG but determined army of Tannum Sands nippers will go to the beach on Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday to keep the shoreline pristine.
Nippers publicity officer Karen Sweeney said all 70 of their youngsters would be taking part in the clean-up.
"We are very passionate about the beach and making it enjoyable for everybody to use, whether they are competing or relaxing," Ms Sweeney said.
The nippers, Ms Sweeney said, had been taught about the importance a clean beach could make to marine life.
"Plastic bags are very harmful, as is anything in the water that is not meant to be there."
She said her concern was also for people on the beach who might encounter broken glass.
The nippers, armed with gloves and rubbish bags, will head out with supervisors to tackle litter around the clubhouse and beach.
"Within the limits of the 70 nippers cleaning up we will cover as much of the beach as possible," Ms Sweeney said.
To find out more about what is happening around the region this Clean Up Australia Day turn to the Outdoors section on Page 20.