Rolling up her sleeves, Richmond Greens candidate Dawn Walker (second from right) joined Fingal Head community groups to clean up Letitia Spit on Saturday.
Federal Greens candidate for Richmond Dawn Walker joined Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council members and other local community groups at a late Clean Up Australia Day event at Fingal Head on Saturday.
‘The original date was postponed due to all the rain we have been having – but the sun is back out and were keen to get into it,’ she said.
‘This year’s focus is on the Letitia Spit area which is owned and managed by the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council (TBLALC).’
TBLALC was successful in securing a grant from the Environmental Protection Authority of NSW for the Aboriginal Land Clean-Up Project to help protect and rehabilitate the area. This involves removal of illegally dumped waste, blocking illegally made vehicle access tracks and revegetation of specific target areas.
Members of the Fingal Head Coast Care and Fingal Head Community Association joined TBLALC for the clean up. It is part of an ongoing community campaign to stop illegal activities and four wheel driving on the ecological significant beaches, dunes, wetland and bush of Letitia Spit.
‘This area is home to endangered species and internationally protected migratory birds, so its vital it is protected from illegal vehicle access and dumping,’ Ms Walker said.
‘These community groups are working together to ensure the river, ocean and surrounding bushland is kept clean and healthy.’