.

By Margaret Maccoll

Ocean Crusaders led a group of kayakers to Stumer Creek on Sunday morning to highlight the beauty of the area and remove piles of rubbish.
Organiser Ian Thomson whose group is contracted to clean up local waterways said holding community days teaches people a lot about the amount of rubbish that exists in waterways which they consider to be clean.A former skipper in the Whitsunday Islands, Ian began his campaign to clean up waterways after pulling eight dead turtles from the waters on the Barrier Reef.
He said an autopsy was done on the last turtle he pulled out of the sea and it was found to have died from eating a plastic bag.
“I looked into its eyes and it was trying to tell me something,” he said.Ocean Crusaders now cleans up rivers and was instrumental in having beams installed in storm water drains to hold back rubbish which is collected there instead of travelling into oceans.
And it hosts regular community clean up days. Last Sunday the rubbish collected included plastic water bottles, tennis balls, thongs and an assortment of other objects.

Comments are closed.

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.

More News

Under the banner of “OPERATION REEF DEFENCE”, Sea Shepherd’s flagship the M/Y Steve Irwin, will ...

The third and final stage of the Peregian Beach Rufous Street Masterplan Digital Hub has had an injection of funds ...

Families are set to turn out in the thousands for the second annual Hot 91 GJ Gardner Homes Noosa Fire In ...

Pushing kids too early into sport can backfire, with new research showing children who start at age four or five ...

The Noosa Festival of Water at Noosa Botanic Gardens at Lake MacDonald on Sunday brought together community groups, entertainers and ...

Once a month the Salvation Army at Noosaville provides a free Come and Meet Each Other (CAMEO) lunch for people ...

Latest Sport

Saturdays home game was full of atmosphere as players and families came dressed in gold and green colurs in support ...

Club President, Doug Toms A huge thanks to the Dragons family who volunteered their time and contributed to the hosting ...

For the Noosa Surf Life Saving Club the season 2017/18 would have to be one of the best ever. In the ...