CSG walk ends in Gladstone

People concerned about the Great Barrier Reef will welcome UNESCO delegates.

media release March 7, 2012

Today UNESCO will visit Gladstone to inspect the state of the Great Barrier Reef. People from various organisations will be present to welcome them and to highlight their concerns about the dredging that has happened in the Gladstone Harbour.

At 12 noon the people will be lining the Bryan Jordan Drive Bridge with vibrant reef fish installations, colourful flags and banners.

It’s also the final leg of the 500km walk called Walking for A Future where June Norman, Potts Driscoll and a dog Bindi have walked from near Dalby to Gladstone following the Queensland Gas Company’s coal seam gas / liquefied natural gas pipeline and the Xstrata coal train corridor into Gladstone.

June Norman, a 71 year old Great Grandmother, has also been granted a meeting with UNESCO where she will highlight her concerns of her great grandchildrens future. “It concerns me greatly what legacy I’m leaving my great grandchildren. I’ve heard stories of how people would collect prawns from the waters edge of the harbour for breakfast – now locals are fearful to touch the water due,” said June Norman.

For interviews with the avid walker, 71 year old June Norman, please call 0438 169 414 or 0438 566 266.

 

For further details on the walk, please check here.

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