EMIRATES Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is again inviting the local community and visitors to the region to join its staff in tidying up the surrounding Lithgow region on Sunday March 2 as part of Clean Up Australia Day.
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is calling on volunteers to help support this important environmental event.
Starting from Angus Place Colliery at Lidsdale and finishing at the resort, the clean-up will cover almost 23 kilometres of local road taking in some incredible scenery along the way including the Wolgan Valley and Donkey Mountain.
“Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa was built on the philosophy of complete integration with its environment,” General Manager Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa Joost Heymeijer said.
“We were the first carbon-neutral resort in the world, and have maintained our carbon-neutral status each year.
“We have committed to long-term sustainability through ecologically sustainable design principles and by supporting wide-ranging conservation practices which focus on protecting endangered native species.
“Clean Up Australia Day aligns perfectly with our philosophy of protecting the environment and we are proud to support this event each year.
“We are also fortunate to have Ian Kiernan as a close friend of Wolgan who was responsible for meticulously restoring the 1832 Heritage Homestead that we have on the property back to its original state,” Mr Heymeijer said.
Volunteers who would like to join the resort’s Clean Up Australia Day 2014 activities can assemble at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa gatehouse for a 9am start on Sunday March 2 where they will be transferred to Lidsdale.
All equipment will be provided, and volunteers will be treated to morning tea prepared by the resort’s Country Kitchen, as well as lunch at the resort’s staff quarters to celebrate everyone’s hard work.
To volunteer, register at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or contact Kristie Kearney, Field Guide, on 02 6350 1876 or email email@example.com.
On average, every Australian sends over 690 kilograms of waste to landfill each year, enough to cover Victoria.
Even more alarming is the fact that much of this waste ends up in waterways, in bushland, on beaches and in oceans.
Clean Up Australia Day aims to provide practical solutions that help communities clean up and conserve the environment.
Formed by Ian Kiernan and Kim McKay in 1990, the inaugural event attracted almost 300,000 volunteers.
In 2014, it is estimated that over 595,000 Australians will take part in Clean Up Australia Day across hundreds of sites nationwide.