January 2023 brought with it lots of rain and lots of debris from the River system. Unfortunately, most of the rubbish and vegetation that was washed downstream ended up on the beaches around the Harbour. This timing wasn’t great for the numerous Flatback turtle nests that were due to emerge around this flood event.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of some dedicated volunteers and a helping hand from local workers, the main areas in front of nests was cleared enough for the hatchlings to emerge safely and make their way to the water.
In amongst the massive pile of rubbish and weeds was also a lot of wildlife, like this freshwater turtle that was very lucky to be found and released somewhere safe.
Thanks to the mant people who spent many, many hours clearing beaches and making it safe for the hatchlings!