Foxton Waterways Clean Up

Mossman Elders Justice Group and Douglas Shire Council, in conjunction with Tangaroa Blue’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative, held the first Mossman waterways clean-up at Foxton Park on 10 December. Representatives from the Elder’s Justice Group and Council were joined by Police Liaison Officers and community members to clean up litter from the park and waterway before wet season rains wash it into the ocean.

The volunteers collected several bags of broken glass and bottles, plastic and even used nappies from the popular picnic spot before the event had to be halted because of a disturbance in the park. The positive community response to the clean-up means that we plan to hold future events in the park and surrounds in the near future.

Many thanks to the Elders and police for their time, Council maintenance crews for provisioning us with bags and tongs, and Tangaroa Blue for making this event happen. See you all at the next one.

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