Island the subject of tidy up


'DON your rubber gloves for a day and help the environment' is the catchcry of Teresa Wilkie from Boyne Tannum Coastcare.

Ms Wilkie wants residents of the Boyne Tannum area to get into the spirit of Clean Up Australia Day this weekend.

'Participating is easy and fun,' Ms Wilkie said.

'Clean up Australia Day is an opportunity for us all to get involved and ensure rubbish doesn't become part of the scenery.'

Tannum Boyne Coastcare, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, CAR and Boyne Smelters employees are joining forces to clean up Wild Cattle Island.

In Gladstone Quoin Island is the target of five teenagers who want to make a difference.

Lauren Kirk and her school mates will circumnavigate Quoin Island cleaning up whatever rub-bish they find.

'We'll be out there from 7.30 in the morning so we can catch the low tide,' group spokesperson Tom Mylne said.

'That way we'll be able to gather most of the rubbish before the tide takes it out.'

Ms Kirk said they were hoping to have a group of about 15-20 accompanying them on the day.

Schools from throughout the region will turn out to do their bit as part of School's Clean Up Day this Friday.

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