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Take time out to Clean Up Derwent foreshore

DEPHA staff are encouraged to think outside the square during next Tuesday's lunchtime break.

Volunteers are being sought to join staff in the Derwent Estuary Program (DEP) to help clean up the Regatta Ground foreshore in Hobart next Tuesday 24 February.

The DEP's Shane Hogue says the afternoon is designed as a corporate head-start on Clean Up Australia Day 2009, which will be held this year on Sunday 1st March.

"We are encouraging everyone to try something different for their break on Tuesday February 24th," Shane says.

"Instead of taking a stroll, power walk or vigorous run, why not consider joining us to help clean up the Regatta Ground foreshore?"

"We will be on site between 1230 and 3pm."

Shane says while bags will be provided to put the rubbish in - volunteers will need to BYO gloves to join in.

"And just in case people are looking for an added incentive on top of the fact that they will be helping the environment and enjoying the fresh air outdoors - we will be issuing randomly allocated mystery prizes throughout the afternoon," Shane says.

For more details about the clean up and to register your interest contact Shane Hogue on 6233 3383 or email shane.hogue@environment.tas.gov.au

Clean Up Australia Day started in 1990 and according to the website, Australians have devoted more than eight million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and collected over 200,000 tonnes of rubbish.

You can find more information at: www.cleanup.org.au

If you would like to learn more about the Derwent Estuary Program click here