Recycling floats the disabled boat
INNOVATION and recycling from the Moama community have coalesced for a game-changing new facility that brings kayaking to people with limited mobility.
And you can celebrate it at the Edward River Bridge picnic area near Mathoura for International Day for People with a Disability.
National Parks and Wildlife Service area manager Tim O’Kelly said the kayak launcher was a first for NSW — even the decking is made from shopping bags and other plastics recycled by the Moama community.
“The wheelchair accessible kayak idea came from a local tour operator indicating a need for a safe launch spot on the Edward for people with limited mobility,’’ he said.
“With help from a $60,000 grant from Transport for NSW, the National Parks and Wildlife Service had the facility engineered to incorporate recycled materials sourced locally.
“So now we have an innovative facility helping people enjoy the environment, partially constructed of materials that also help the environment, what a win-win.
“This facility is a great example of innovation and collaboration making safe visitor experiences; and a fabulous way to demonstrate what can be done with products you recycle.’’
The community is invited to try it all out on Monday from 11am to 2pm. A free barbecue lunch will be provided and kayaks will be available. IF YOU’RE looking for a dog that will love you unconditionally, then look no further than Rozer, who is very playful, affectionate and loves a good pat.
While he hasn’t fully understood the concept of catch, if you’re an outdoorsy family who’s willing to spend some time teaching Rozer the basics, he’ll pick it up in no time.
And that might be because at six months old, Rozer is still a pup.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier mixed Bullmastiff is an energetic young lad with so much love to give.
He will need an owner who can give him twice daily walks and runs and include him in their daily activities.
Rozer still has some doggie manners to learn and will need to attend obedience training to help him mature into a lovely adult dog.
The desexed male’s new home will need six foot secure fences where he can have plenty to do to avoid becoming bored and destructive.
Rozer will make a loyal companion for any sized family. He is available for $355.
If you would like to meet Rozer or any of the other dogs available, head to campaspeanimaleshelter.com.au or call 5480 3005.
ALL SET: A man tries out the new wheelchair accessible kayak launcher near Mathoura.Photo:
I COULD BE YOURS: Rozer is looking for a new home to call his own.