Guarding the passage
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.