Part of the area to be 'rescued'.
The Horseshoe Bay component of Magnetic Island Creek Rescue will kick off this Saturday with a free community barbecue onsite – the inland side of the creek behind the Horseshoe Bay shops at the end of Henry Lawson Drive. Research by the Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre has established that this is a part of the beautifully named ‘Wellbeloved Creek’.
Magnetic Island Creek Rescue is an Everyone’s Environment grant project funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. It will see the community work with professional contractors to rescue specific creeks in the various island bays from the ravages of weed proliferation and littering associated with human activity.
The project aims to clean up areas of five island waterways – Butler Creek in Picnic Bay, Kirk Creek in Nelly Bay, Peterson and Alma Creeks in Arcadia and Wellbeloved Creek in HSB. The work will improve the quality of water in creeks that flow to the Great Barrier Reef; protect creek habitats and increase their natural resilience; and improve the overall beauty of Magnetic Island.
The work will depend a lot on the assistance of volunteers, and everyone is invited along to the barbecue to learn about what is planned and how they can be involved in restoring some of the natural beauty if our Island.
You are warmly welcomed to come along on Saturday, 1 June at 4pm, end of Henry Lawson Drive (east). See you there!