Lake Jasper protest

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

En­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivists, Abo­rig­i­nal cus­to­di­ans, par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tives and more will gather at Yoon­dadadup Lake in the State’s South West on De­cem­ber 8.

They will protest pro­posed min­eral sand min­ing in the area, which they say could dam­age WA’s big­gest fresh­wa­ter lake and the many an­i­mal species liv­ing there.

It is also an im­por­tant indige­nous cul­tural site with ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance and is a pop­u­lar recre­ational tourist spot.

The D’En­tre­casteaux Coali­tion has or­gan­ised the protest, and or­gan­i­sa­tion spokesman Andy Rus­sell said sand mines in other ar­eas sim­i­lar to the lake had caused ma­jor prob­lems.

“We know that min­eral sand mines in sim­i­lar en­vi­ron­ments such as Beenup and Jan­gardup have caused ma­jor en­vi­ron­men­tal and pub­lic health is­sues,” he said.

Mr Rus­sell said the com­mu­nity was more than wel­come to head down to the lake and protest or email save­lake­[email protected] for more in­for­ma­tion.

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