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Council praises volunteers' flood clean-up

By Rhianwen Whitney, Wednesday March 13, 2013 - 12:18 EDT

The Scenic Rim Regional Council says volunteers from across south-east Queensland have helped flood affected locals clean up around Harrisville and Tamborine Mountain.

More than 75 Green Leaf Army volunteers signed up to the community clean-up.

About 40 volunteers helped clear flood debris from fences and farmland around Harrisville over three weeks, while 60 people visited about 100 flood affected properties on Tamborine Mountain over five days.

Councillor Duncan McInnes says council and residents are grateful for the support.

"There were quite a few volunteers from Ipswich," Cr McInnes said.

"A particular couple from Wynnum Manly drove up and had booked themselves into a motel to spend the whole weekend helping.

"They ended up staying with people in our area and did two days on their farm."

Cr McInnes says volunteers were happy to lend a hand no matter how menial the task.

"We got great feedback from every farmer that I spoke to. The volunteers brought what they could with them and their motivation was second to none," he said.


- ABC

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