The beautiful Ilparpa Claypans need our help! It is place of natural and spiritual significance, and many of us enjoy spending time out there - now it's time to give back.
Arid Lands Environment Centre is joining forces with Alice Springs Landcare and the Friends of the Ilparpa Claypans to clean up the claypans this Clean Up Australia Day 2023. We are encouraging volunteers to join us, for whatever time you can invest, between 7:30am and 9:30am.
In the inaugural event in 2017, approximately 40 wonderful volunteers helped clear a whopping five tonne of assorted rubbish, including four rusty car bodies, car bonnets & tyres and about 25 bags of general garbage that included bottles, cans and cigarette butts.
Clean Up Australia Day is the nation's largest community-based environmental event and more than 20 million Australians have participated since its inception. Both the Alice Springs Landcare Group and ALEC have a long history of working to protect important areas in and around Alice Springs and have achieved great results removing buffel grass at the claypans for the over the years.
So, please come with your family, friends, workmates and neighbours for an hour or two! It's easy, fun and family friendly.
Make 2023 a year of eco-action! Because when the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on! Change starts with YOU!!
Wear: hats, long-sleeved shirts and closed shoes
Bring: water, gloves and bags if you have them