Tuesday, 23 May 2023
The 2023 Mother’s Day Walk for Toondah showed the local community opposes Walker Corporation’s destructive proposal to ruin the valued coastal wetland. More than 1000 people marched through Cleveland, in south-eastern Brisbane, to show their support for the local environment and to protect Toondah Harbour, part of the internationally important Moreton Bay Ramsar wetlands.
Toondah Harbour is an important site for many threatened species, including the Critically Endangered Eastern Curlew. Like many locals and tourists, this remarkable migratory shorebird is attracted to Toondah Harbour because of its rich natural values — it’s so attractive that adult curlews fly here annually from as far away as Siberia, while juveniles call it home all year round.
The crowd at the event was a mix of concerned Redlands locals, residents of wider South East Queensland, including faithful residents of Minjerribah/Stradbroke Island and holiday makers. Ominous, grey clouds were no deterrent, as the crowd flocked for a peaceful march led by Beako, our giant Eastern Curlew mascot. Everyone spoke with one voice, calling out for Toondah Harbour to remain safely in the hands of the public, wildlife and nature.
The thousands of marchers clearly illustrated the public’s opposition to Walker’s destructive proposal.
It’s not too late to add your voice to Save Toondah Harbour. Sign our petition calling on the Environment Minister to reject Walker Corporation’s destructive Toondah Harbour proposal.
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