At the end of June, while a lot of students are taking a break while on school holidays, Pormpuraaw students who are part of the Junior Ranger Program joined Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers to learn what it means to be a Ranger!
During the camp both Senior and Junior Rangers took part in a marine debris survey along the beach at Mungkun Creek, removing ghost nets, plastic drink bottles from both local and international sources, over 100m of fishing line, bait bags and many remnants of shopping bags.
Some of the debris was buried in the sand, but the Junior Rangers did let that deter them, digging deep into the sand to remove the plastic bags from the beach.
In total the team removed 25kg of debris, filling 4 clean up bags (plus a few larger items) from 230m of beach. The most common items were 100m of fishing line, 64 plastic bottles, 30 drinnk cans and over 8 square metres of fishing net.
Thanks to the Pormpuraaw Land & Sea Rangers and Junior Rangers, the Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council, The Wild River Program and Power Savy for a great day!
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