For the love of nature
Vital environmental partnership formed by crusaders
COMMUNITY groups are key to any society’s wellbeing, particularly when it comes to our environment.
They do everything from advocating on its behalf, assisting in its cleaning and ensuring it’s maintained for future generations to enjoy.
And on the Sunshine Coast, there’s various groups who each play an important part in this realm.
Now these community groups are all coming together, courtesy of a newly formed partnership with Unitywater and Sunshine Coast Council to take a collective stance.
Their first mission is a clean-up of Currimundi Lake on November 19.
Ocean Crusaders founder and organiser of the event, Ian Thomson, says it’s more than just “cleaning up” and rather about the education.
“We hope people can change their purchasing habits when they go shopping,” he said.
“We want people to learn how they can best look after our environment.
“And so they can learn about the people down there cleaning their waterways as a lot of people don’t see their hard work.”
Division 3 councillor Peter Cox is encouraging the entire community to get involved in the event.
“Bring your boards down, have a paddle and help the community tackle plastic pollution at Currimundi,” he said.
“We encourage everyone who enjoys the use of our beautiful beaches and waterways to work with the community and dispose of their litter thoughtfully to help us protect our natural environment and marine life.”
For more details, contact organiser Ian Thomson on 0412 932 808.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The Ocean Crusaders at a previous clean-up.