See your best pic on a new coun­cil bin!

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CALL­ING all lo­cal am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers – Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil wants your help to re­duce lit­ter­ing and im­prove the health of our spec­tac­u­lar nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

As part of the Love Where You Live photo com­pe­ti­tion, lo­cal am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers are in­vited to sub­mit their favourite pho­tos which show­case our en­vi­ron­ment and highlight the nat­u­ral beauty of the area.

Coun­cil will then se­lect eight win­ning images which will be dis­played on new pub­lic place re­cy­cling bins in the Dou­glas Shire along with the pho­tog­ra­pher’s name.

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said the com­bined ef­fort was aimed at re­duc­ing lit­ter reach­ing the Great Bar­rier Reef.

“Lit­ter is a ma­jor source of marine de­bris, wash­ing from streets and roads into creeks and wa­ter­ways and even­tu­ally end­ing up in our ocean,” Mayor Leu said.

“Much of this lit­ter is plas­tic, which can be re­cov­ered and re­cy­cled if it is placed in a re­cy­cling bin.

“Coun­cil is in­stalling ad­di­tional pub­lic place re­cy­cling bins in the Shire in an ef­fort to re­duce the vol­ume of de­bris en­ter­ing the Reef.”

Lo­cal am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers are in­vited to sub­mit up to five of their pho­tos which show­case the beauty of the Port Dou­glas area. Images must be in Por­trait ori­en­ta­tion and emailed to en­quiries@dou­glas.qld.gov.au along with an en­try form by COB on Fri­day, May 26.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Look­ing north from the Su­gar Wharf on Tues­day night

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