Soiled nappies in Bribie sand dunes prompts call for more anti-littering campaigns

A Bribie Island environmentalist has called for the return of year-round anti-littering campaigns similar to those in the 1980s to arrest a rise in mindless dumping.

Diane Oxenford, secretary of Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association (BIEPA), said many of her morning walk along the island’s beaches had been spoiled after finding discarded disposable nappies in the sand dunes.

Poorly disposed of condoms were also proving a headache with many being washed into creeks from stormwater drains, Ms Oxenford said.

She was concerned people were slipping back into ignorance about the importance of protecting the natural environment, especially ecologically-significant places such as Bribie Island.

See the full story at Caboolture Shire Herald.

– James Drew

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Monday madness for Caboolture staff

WEEKEND foraging is leading to Monday madness for volunteers at a Lifeline warehouse in Caboolture South.

Volunteer Coordinator Robyn Marsom said the goodwill of people making donations outside of business hours was being squandered by thieves looting the warehouse’s five drop-off containers at their Industrial Ave address.

“It’s really shocking,” Ms Marsom said. “People come in head down, backside up just tearing through stuff, even putting their children in the bins to throw stuff out.”

She said each weekend people rummaged through donations piled up outside the containers, taking anything of value and leaving behind a mess which volunteers need to clean up on Monday mornings.

Click here for the full story at Quest News.

– James Drew

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Police hunt duck, chook killers at Morayfield

Kerry Twine and Robert Venz of Adelong Ct, Morayfield, woke to find a poultry massacre had been perpetrated in their backyard last night.

Up to 20 of Ms Twine’s ducks and chooks had been decapitated and scattered across the yard and some even had their wings removed.

The scene left the pair and their neighbours in shock, fearing what might happen next.

Officers from Burpengary Police and the Caboolture Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) visited the morbid scene at the small farm earlier this morning.

Ms Twine and Mr Venz keep 23 suffolk sheep, two horses as well as some dogs and cats but only their poultry was targeted.

“I woke up to make a tea and noticed what looked like a pile or old rugs of blankets,” Ms Twine said. “Upon a closer look I noticed it was my chickens with their heads removed.”

See the full story at Caboolture Shire Herald.

– James Drew

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