Scout leader with Dalby-Yumborra Scout Club Justin Kruger leads the Clean Up Australia Day mission with the help of trainee scout leader Adrian Bath (front) at Myall Creek.
Scout leader with Dalby-Yumborra Scout Club Justin Kruger leads the Clean Up Australia Day mission with the help of trainee scout leader Adrian Bath (front) at Myall Creek. Elouise Quinlivan

Scouts use canoes to help Myall Creek clean-up in Dalby

THE Dalby-Yumborra scouts made use of their canoeing training to pick up the trash washed downstream at Myall Creek after the recent rain for Clean Up Australia Day.

Group leader Benita Neilson said the day was a chance for students and leaders to help clean up the creek, with trash bags on board between the oars.

"Most of the rubbish is in the creek and not around it, so we took out the canoes, and between the five of them, we cleaned it up," she said.

Trash included floating bottles pooled and caught up in the plant growth.

Further upstream the Ostwald Bros crew, led by Veronika Barry, brought nets and gloves to make the day out a family affair.

"The creek is a main feature of the town, and it's pretty grubby in places," she said.

"It's a great thing to be part of."

As part of her Year of Doing New Things, Veronika took on the challenge to lead the group and spruce up the area along the creek.

Cunningham St and Thomas Jack Park were also target zones on the day, with the Dalby Filipino-Australian Community Association coming out in force to clean up the main street.

Team leader Jasper Tia said it was a first for the group and a chance to make a difference.

The Filipino-Australian community met with the McDonald's team at Thomas Jack Park to help with the final clean when the main street was finished.

They ended the morning with a group barbecue together.


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