Weeds where water should be.

UPDATE: I went back to the Cooriemungle creek after heavy rainĀ  today and found the creek flooded, if I was standing there right now I would be under water .

This is the bridge where I recorded the video below , this water is bound for the southern ocean where it serves no purpose , you would think it would be better kept in the river to support blackfish and platypus , but due to heavy erosion from past clearing of the Heystbury forest it is so silted up that most of this water will not be there in a few short months.

below is some pictures of the clearing of the land in the catchment of this creek , I know this because i was on a farm cleared in the 1960 and saw this first hand.

We did this to the creek with bulldozers and stump jump ploughs , so we can fix it and I dont know why something hasn’t been done to date.

If people are serious about saving native animals such as the blackfish and platypus then here is a golden opportunity to do just that , having endless rounds of meetings and sending text to each otherĀ  will do nothing to fix the situation.

 

 

 

I visited the Cooriemungle creek recently and found not much has changed , this creek once held blackfish and platypus but not anymore.

I have repeatedly asked the overseers of these rivers and creeks for action and none has been forthcoming .

for those who want more info you can call me on 0407843998.

 

Glass half full

Once again I have found broken glass bottles, and as was the case last time they were in a place where children could have easily walked on them , just think of the damage these could do to a child’s foot.

I picked these up and disposed of them like the people who put them there should have, there are bins only a hundred metres away right near the top of the boat ramp.

Bullen Merri fish kill

Today I received a telephone call from the Cobden coast times , the reporter was after a comment about a fish kill at Bullen Merri of which I knew nothing so I set off to have a look and sure enough there is a fish kill caused by oxygen starvation due to ongoing blue-green algae blooms , I have warned about this happening and I am not happy about being proved right.

Inaction by the bureaucrats over many years have led us to this and I fear we will see many more in the future if we don’t take action now.

There were unconfirmed reports of two Bass dead as well as brown trout.