The latest project that we have become involved in is “Protect Cape York”. We are so excited to be involved with such a great cause and we are getting a lot of positive feedback which is amazing. This idea came about by a few people who have visited Cape York recently and saw the amount of rubbish left around by fellow campers and thought that something needed to be done.
The amount of rubbish that is left behind on the tracks by fellow campers is disgraceful. We have been sent photos of lizards
While up at the Cape we took a drive along the beaches run and the amount of rubbish lining the beach is unbelievable. Now in reality, a lot of this would have wash up onto the beach from offshore, but that doesn’t mean that it’s ok. At the end of the day, it’s all still rubbish and if we can organize clean up days and educate people on where they can dispose of rubbish and how to do so safely, just maybe we can help in some small way.
We have set up a website which details exactly what we are trying to achieve and how you can help to promote our cause to others http://www.protectcapeyork.com/
So who are we and what are we trying to achieve?
We are just a small group of like-minded people, everyday Australians located all over the country, but with one aim in mind ….. to protect and preserve the beauty of Cape York. We want to clean up the area and educate people in the process. This is the iconic tip of Australia, thousands of people make the epic journey here every year and we want future generations to be able to experience this aswell.
Our immediate goal is to be in a position to hand out 200-300 ‘Cape York packs’ in time for the 2016 tourist season. We are hoping that by handing out these packs, people will be reminded to clean up after themselves (and others as the case may be!). These packs will include a map of rubbish disposal areas and helpful hints, as well as rubbish bags, tongs, gloves etc. We aim to provide campers with the tools to clean up after themselves.
There are so many ways that you can become involved, so please take the time to check out our website and contact us if you would like to become involved or if you have any comments or contacts that may be able to benefit us.
Please help us on our journey to clean up our country and educate people in the process.
……… Remember, It’s Everyone’s Backyard.