I AM writing to ask your readers to consider helping with a vital cause that means so much to so many Australians – our rivers.
Sometimes we all put rivers out of sight and out of mind.
The reality is that 31 per cent of Australia’s rivers have been damaged in some way and numerous species of fish in Australia are under threat.
There has been a lot of abuse and neglect around our rivers. Some have been used as sewers and waste dumping grounds.
Sunday, September 30 is World Rivers Day across the planet including Australia.
We want schools and communities groups in your local area to consider organising some kind of celebration in the lead-up to that day to reconnect with rivers.
We also want people in your area to send us a photo of their favourite spot on the river locally because we are going to build a big tribute to rivers across Australia.
Please send photos to email@example.com.
All the answers ultimately lie in action.
Doing something makes a real difference.
Our rivers deserve nothing less. Our rivers provide jobs, food, tourism, recreation and much more.
Investing in our rivers right now is investing in tomorrow.
People can get more information at www.riverfoundation.org.au.