Ian Kiernan with the Tossers
Ian Kiernan & Jeff Angel with the action group
Ian Kiernan with the CRVA and Mudcrabs
There was more action down on the River on 19 May 2014. Ian Kiernan (Clean Up Australia) & Jeff Angel (Total Environment Centre & Boomerang Alliance) joined with the Mudcrabs, The Tossers, The CRVA and other community members to demand an immediate introduction of a National Container Deposit Scheme.
The event made the front page of the local newspaper (The Torch)
On Sunday 2nd March, the Mudcrabs removed between 3,000 and 4,000 bottles from the Cooks River as part of Clean Up Australia Day. The Tossers will take many of these bottles into Parliament House on Tuesday to impress upon Barry O’Farrell & the State Parliament that we want a Container Deposit Scheme in NSW.
These are some of Ranjith’s Evas’ photos of the “Mountain of Bottles”
The Mudcrabs began work on their new Wave Rock revegetation site today.
This is a join venture between the Mudcrabs, Marrickville Council & Marrickville Golf Course, to increase the native vegetation in the Golf Course, particularly near the River and to increase biodiversity & natural habitat.
A big thank you to Marrickville Council, who is providing the funding for this project.
The President of the CRVA, John Butcher, recently made representation to Canterbury City Council, to retain a parcel of land in Pine Ave, Earlwood as open space. There was a motion before Council to have the land, which is adjacent to Gough Whitlam Park, rezoned to residential.
Congratulations to Canterbury City Council and John Butcher, for retaining open space along the Cooks River riparian zone. See report in current Valley Times newspaper by clicking here – GWPark