IF RESIDENTS noticed Griffith looking a little cleaner during the past month, there's a distinct reason why.
Members of the Fijian community in Griffith recently took part in Clean Up Australia Day, picking up bags and bags of rubbish from throughout the city.
Clean Up Australia Day is held on the first Sunday of March every year and encourages people to clean up their local areas.
However, the group didn't just limit their efforts to one day.
Seventeen volunteers cleaned up Griffith's streets from March 1 to March 6.
Not only was it a great idea for the environment, but the volunteers now plan to make this a quarterly event in Griffith.
It was a huge effort for all involved, according to event supervisor Waimoana Mataitoga.
"Areas cleared were from Intersection Yoogali to Yenda left roadside, Middleton roadside, Fijian elderly home, Dave Taylor Park," Waimoana said.
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"Rubbish collected (totalled) 104 kilograms, with (volunteers) covering 140.75km (while out walking and collecting)."
As a result of their efforts, each volunteers was presented certificate from the Fiji Consular Officer Orisi Ravuso, with Griffith Fijian Community president Waisale Tubutubu also on hand to express his thanks.
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