Tayla’s on a mission
Nature focus to massive clean-up job
INSPIRED by her heroine Bindi Irwin, Tayla Daley took it upon herself to scour her neighbourhood for rubbish.
As part of the digital generation, Tayla is connected to the online community Generation Nature, a group which takes on monthly challenges to clean up the environment and help protect habitat.
With the week’s river clean-up challenge looming and the weather getting a little chilly, Tayla thought she would cut the rubbish off at its source and tidy up her street, the pool and behind the bakery.
Over the course of a few hours, with a little help from her family and friends, Tayla collected an entire ute-load of rubbish which could have found its way into the nearby creeks and tributaries.
“This week we had to do something with water, but I didn’t want to get sick,” she said.
“So I cleaned up the town, because it gets into waterways otherwise.
“It was meant to be an hour, but it took me about two hours.”
This clean-up challenge was Tayla’s fifth effort through the online group, one that she was quietly proud to be associated with.
“I really like Bindi Irwin. She inspired me to do it,” she said.
Generation Nature is an offshoot of the Seaworld Kids website, but has its own YouTube channel with hundreds of bite-sized animal documentaries recorded by Bindi Irwin and a subscriber community of about 180.
Parents are encouraged to support their children in any environmental endeavours through the website www.seaworldkids.com.
QUEEN OF CLEAN: Tayla Daley took her heroine Bindi Irwin's message to clean and conserve to heart when she tidied her Tara neighbourhood.