Merri Creek litter pickers volunteer to remove rubbish for 30 years

Lavender hand-wrote a love letter, to “Dear Merri Creek”.

He reassured the waterway that although people had treated it badly, others were making amends by planting, weeding and advocating for it. He admitted that his and Kefford’s anti-litter quest had become “almost an obsession”.

Bruce Lavender and Meredith Kefford with balls and a drone they have found at Merri Creek.Credit: Wayne Taylor

It was dispiriting to have filled more than 300 green shopping bags with rubbish in the past…

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