Locals get hands dirty for Clean Up Australia Day

The township of Two Wells was practically sparkling after the efforts of local volunteers following the annual Clean Up Australia Day event last month.

Members of the Two Wells Scout Group, as well as the Two Wells Regional Action Team, scoured the streets of Two Wells on Sunday March 4, filling up bags of rubbish and picking up unwanted goods, even old tyres and a bike.

Two Wells Joey Scout Leader Ashleigh Mellor said the turnout for the cleanup from their members was amazing, with 24 joeys, cubs, scouts, leaders and parent helpers taking part.

The clean up covered quite a large part of the town, with the scout members splitting up into three groups to tackle the historic wells walking trial, the area around the vet centre, school and towards the railway tracks, as well as the area around the oval and the cemetery.

TWRAT members focused primarily on the cemetery, main street and historic wells walk area.

“Throughout the clean up everyone did such a great job and picked up about 12 large garbage bags full of rubbish,” Ashleigh said.

“Clean Up Australia Day wasn’t an annual event for the Two Wells Scouts as far as I know, but from now on I think it will be.

“Everyone involved had such a good time and enjoyed the feeling of making our environment a cleaner and healthier place.”

The Clean Up Australia Day efforts will go towards a few badges for all scouts involved including the Environment Badge for joeys, Branch Challenge badge for cubs, and Land Care Badge for scouts.

TWRAT would like to thank volunteers Martin Hart, Caroline Scutcheon, Nathan Scutcheon, Judi Frost, Malcolm Frost, Nicole Cleaver, Shae Cleaver, Zack Cleaver, Jade Hunt, Karen Mildred, John Smith-Trim and Bev Smith-Trim for their much-appreciated efforts.

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