The support for Landcare S2S grows

28 08 2008

Jennifer Singfield, Moreton Baykeeper gets out onto the Yarra with Ian Penrose, Yarra Riverkeeper

Jennifer Singfield, Moreton Baykeeper gets out onto the Yarra with Ian Penrose, Yarra Riverkeeper

The Yarra Riverkeeper Association is pleased to support Chris in his Source-to-Sea challenge” says Riverkeeper Ian Penrose. “Our Yarra is suffering not just from pollution but also very low flows. Its total flow over the last year was only 13% of what it would be under average natural conditions. The combination of low rainfall and over-extraction has put our river under significant stress, and Chris’s kayak will at times be scrapping over the rocks. His momentous journey will draw much-needed attention to the plight of the river. But it will also highlight the Yarra’s special beauty and importantly celebrate the valuable work of the many community groups like ours in looking after the Yarra River, which is arguably Melbourne’s greatest natural asset.”

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