Family fun day at Cooks clean up

SYDNEY Water is partnering with City of Canterbury Bankstown, the Cooks River Alliance and local community action groups to conduct a Beat the Bottle community clean-up event along the Cooks River at Ewen Park at Hurlstone Park on Sunday, May 5.

Volunteers are encouraged to join members from the Mudcrabs with their Crab Walkers team and the Cooks River Valley Association to participate in the clean-up.
Beat the Bottle is an initiative of Sydney Water that tackles the issue of plastic waste and allows clean-up volunteers to have fun while helping the environment.
Beat the Bottle will commence at 9am with a Welcome to Country, followed by entertainment from FBI radio with Ruby Miles and R&B performer Alphamama.
There will be a Junkyard Beats music workshop and a virtual reality game where kids can identify and count the number of plastic bottles in the environment.
All clean-up participants will receive a stainless-steel reusable bottle at the end of the clean-up and enjoy free coffee if they bring along a reusable cup. There will also be a barbecue to raise money for a local community group.
Tangaroa Blue will manage the sorting of all collected rubbish and report the outcomes on the amount and type of waste collected.
Anne Leahy from the Cooks River Valley Association said: “Plastic pollution in our waterways is at crisis point.” Sign up at