Next Tuesday we will be pulling on our gloves, donning the mosquito repellent and grabbing a bag ready to take part in the national event Clean Up Australia Day.
The clean up will run from 8am to 9am, meeting at the Northen Water Feature opposite Allphones Arena, focusing on the mangrove environment along Haslams Creek.
A thank you for your efforts…
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is kindly supporting the Sydney Olympic Park Business Clean Up event by holding a morning tea for volunteers at the Lounge Cafe and Bar after the clean up.
5 Facts about Haslams Creek
- Haslams Creek provides habitat for native fish, waterbirds and reptiles.
- Rubbish, mainly plastics from food and drink containers, is carried into the creek from road runoff and stormwater drains in the Auburn and Lidcombe areas.
- Sydney Olympic Park Authority has installed four stormwater booms along the creek to collect this rubbish and keep it out of the Park’s habitats, but during heavy rain the booms overtop and rubbish becomes lodged in mangrove and saltmarsh vegetation along the creek banks.
- Rubbish can kill mangroves and saltmarshes by raising bed levels and changing tidal inundation patterns.
- Wildlife can become sick or injured by becoming entangled in rubbish or eating it.