Yesterday about 30 lovely people joined POWA and braved the polar blast to visit four creeks impacted by coal mine pollution in the Illawarra. It was great! We had a nice crowd of Wollongong locals, as well as some friends from Sydney who stuck around after May Day.
WIN News Illawarra did a great story about the convoy and the ongoing issues with stream pollution — watch it here.
If you missed the convoy, you can take yourself on the tour by having a look at the flyer below.
Its been a long time coming, but POWA is organising a follow-up to our Water Catchment Convoy of 2020. This time, we will be keeping it local, and visiting the suburban creeks of the Illawarra that we know and love – and have been impacted by the local coal mines we have been campaigning against for the last 5 years.
Come along, learn about your local waterways, and feel inspired to fight to protect the waterways that provide habitat and make our area a more-lovely place to live.
We will be starting from Lowden Square (eastern side of Wollongong Train Station) at 10am, and heading southwards to: – Collins Creek, Woonona – Bellambi Creek, Bellambi – Allens Creek, Unanderra – Brandy and Water Creek, Figtree … and finishing up at Mt Kembla for a lovely picnic, wrapping up around 2pm.
We will have a mini bus, but will also need some people to bring their own cars for the tour.