YES, ES of Milperra (Torch, January 22) there is a disgusting mess along Milperra Road, some of it deliberately dumped, but most of it dropped by irresponsible passers-by.
If you are really concerned about the environment of Bankstown, you should volunteer to round up your neighbours on Clean-up Australia Day to clean up this mess. A phone call to Bankstown Council is all it takes.
Members of the Bushland Society have already nominated two sites for cleanup on March 1 at Yeramba Lagoon, Picnic Point and at Davidson Street, off the Hume Highway, South Strathfield. This yeah will be our 12th year of supervising clean up sites around Bankstown.
The Bushland Society last had a cleanup and bush regeneration day in the rare bushland at Airport Reserve in May 2002. Over a period we have brought invasive bone-seed under control at this site and across the road at Ashford Reserve.
Our members are all volunteers, most of whom work full time, and give up one Sunday every month to work in various council and state owned reserves. We receive no monetary support from anybody other than our members. Any member of the community would be very welcome to assist us.
Additionally, our members have put in a great deal of effort to preserve our bushland heritage for the benefit of the Bankstown community. Not everyone wants to live in a concrete desert.
Bankstown Bushland Society,