Clean Up Australia Day
Over 40 volunteers turned up for the clean up with over 60 bags of rubbish collected along with the usual old tyres and building waste. Someone managed to dump a large heap of old pink batts insulation along with a pile of polystyrene. Amazingly whoever dumped it had walked in a good 70 meters into the Casuarina Forest so it was well out of the way. I can't understand why someone would do this when there is the transfer station literally a kilometre away! The pile of insulation was infested with mice and two of the biggest cane toads you would ever see.
Thanks to all the REF volunteers along with the some familiar Clean Up day regulars. Our local councilor Koliana Winchester and State member Yvette D'ath who turn up every year and stuck into the clean up. Its not glamorous work and volunteers risk mud and mosquito bites but you can see the rewards of their efforts. Its important that we do everything possible to keep these important wetlands free of rubbish and especially plastics which ultimately end up in Moreton Bay.