Guard­ing the pas­sage

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

THE beau­ti­ful Pu­mice­s­tone Pas­sage which sits at the heart of Caloun­dra’s nat­u­ral land­scape is part of the More­ton Bay Ram­sar site.

This means it’s an in­ter­na­tion­ally im­por­tant wet­land, meet­ing six out of nine Ram­sar cri­te­ria in­clud­ing be­ing a vi­tal habi­tat for birds, marine life, sea grass and al­gae and var­i­ous threat­ened species.

While Ram­sar is an in­ter­na­tional agree­ment, I be­lieve we all play an im­por­tant role in guard­ing the fu­ture of the pas­sage.

We can each work to re­duce our sin­gle-use plas­tic items such as plas­tic bags and straws as well as en­sur­ing our waste items make it into the ap­pro­pri­ate re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity.

Mo­torised ves­sel users can do their part by ad­her­ing to posted speed lim­its as ex­ces­sive speeds dras­ti­cally erodes dunes and dis­rupts shore­line habi­tats.

Let’s be the cus­to­di­ans of our en­vi­ron­ment. If we work to­gether we can en­sure these places re­main in as good as, if not better con­di­tion than when we re­ceived them.

Let our res­o­lu­tion for 2019 be to love the pas­sage, but not to death.

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