Up the creek
This recent heavy rain has once again highlighted the need for people to take responsibility for disposing their rubbish in an appropriate manner.
Friends of Oakley Creek, along with other community groups, is working hard to clean up the environment and provide places where people can enjoy and reconnect with nature – away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
But we can’t do this on our own.
As a result of the rain, and flooding, there have been tonnes of inorganic rubbish washed into our streams – and into our harbours – some of which will end up in the “debris soup”, covering an area at least the size of Texas, that is floating in the north-west Pacific. What a sad legacy.
At times like this I am reminded of Joni Mitchell’s lyric – “You don’t know what we’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”
We need to be dealing with this problem at the “source”, and urge people to help look after what we’ve got, and take a little care and pride in this planet that nurtures us.