Some intrepid BIEPA volunteers hit White Patch on Bribie Island this year for the annual Clean Up Australia Day. This year is special as we remember founder, Ian Kiernan AO, who passed away October 2018.
Our usual haunts for this event are Buckley’s Hole, Shirley Creek and Woorim Beach, but we decided to spread the word further afield.
Our volunteers collected 13 bags of rubbish including a huge amount of wire mesh that some not-so-thoughtful person had dumped in the National Park.
Everyone had a lot of fun and we thank all those who came out to clean up White Patch.
BIEPA’s meeting location for the CLEAN UP Australia Day event will be at White Patch Esplanade opposite Coondiba Street. From there, volunteers will choose to go north to the Rangers Station or South to Wrights Creek and back.
STORY OF THE PHOTO ON THE POSTER: A BIEPA member was walking along Woorim beach one morning and saw a red can scurrying around in the sand. The can was being dragged by a little crab whose claw was caught in the can. Of course, the BIEPA member released the crab from its trap. No, the crab wasn’t intoxicated.
A reminder that rubbishing Bribie Island is impacting even our smallest creatures.