Join a local event in March

On 5 March, Samford Landcare Is hosting a Clean Up Australia Day Walk in Samford to engage people in making a difference within the environment and our community.

One of the major waste issues is plastic and according to Clean Up Australia, Australia creates 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste each year, equating to an incredible 100kg per person! Only 12 per cent of this is recycled, with the rest ending up in our parks, roadsides, bush, waterways and oceans, or in landfill as rubbish. More concerningly, around 130,000 tonnes of the plastic we consume leaks into the marine environment each year. By 2025 it is predicted that 99% of seabirds worldwide will have ingested plastic. This is an horrendous statistic and we are all responsible for changing it.

Walk with us

We can all play our part on Sunday 5 March, joining with Samford Landcare who will supervise volunteers to follow an easy 4.5km loop from Samford Village and back, collecting plastic and general rubbish along the route. The walk is generally flat, very scenic and we’ll have a number of interesting stop points to learn about their special environmental role in the Samford area.

Landcare Clean Up

When and Where

Let’s gather at the Samford Landcare marquee in John Scott Park alongside Main Street Samford in time for the departure at 8.00am. The expected return time will be 9.30am. You are encouraged to collect plastic and general rubbish from your local area, or on your journey to the day, and bring it along to deposit in the bins provided by Samford Landcare at the event.

Clean up bags will be provided and we ask that you please bring your own gloves. Full details can be viewed at

Let’s get involved in Cleaning Up Samford (Australia)
David Reed