RUBBISH REVEALED: Lennox Head Landcarers Malcolm Milner and Shaun Eastment inspect some of the rubbish revealed following the fires in the heathland north of the village in late December.
RUBBISH REVEALED: Lennox Head Landcarers Malcolm Milner and Shaun Eastment inspect some of the rubbish revealed following the fires in the heathland north of the village in late December. Graham Broadhead

Lennox fire aftermath reveals years of wind-blown rubbish

THE blaze in the heathland north of Lennox Head late last year has revealed rubbish - and plenty of it.

That's the bad news.

But there is good news too.

The Lennox Head Landcarers on March 2 - Clean Up Australia Day - will be cleaning up the heath and are calling for volunteers to help them out.

Also, landcarer Malcolm Milner said the volunteers would have a chance to see how the coastal heathland was regenerating following the fires late last year.

"It's amazing what's coming back," he said.

He said the lack of thick foliage would make it easy to get through the heath and pick up rubbish to ensure the area was pristine when the plants grew back.

In more good news, Mr Milner said the Lennox Head Landcarers had not done a clean-up for a few years because "we couldn't find a spot with lots of rubbish".

Sunday's clean-up will focus on seven sites at the northern end of the Camp Drewe road - three sites were revealed by the fire, while another three were suspected illegal party and camping sites.

The group will meet at 8am at the northern carpark. The clean-up should continue until 10am.


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