The flotsam and jetsam of Steamers Beach

 

Steamers Beach, Booderee National Park

Steamers Beach, Booderee National Park

Booderee staff visited Steamers Beach recently to pick up rubbish and check on the coastal weed sea spurge.

Steamers Beach is one of the more remote beaches at Booderee and its south-facing aspect makes it a magnet for all sorts of flotsam.

It rarely has many visitors but those who make the journey find the scenery more than worthwhile.

Sadly, some visitors still leave rubbish behind. A lot of the rubbish is plastic bottles which we then recycle. Recycling is one of the many ways that we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint – but we’d love our visitors to help us out by putting their bottles in our recycling bins!

We also visit the beach to check on sea spurge, a coastal weed we’ve subjected to intense control measures since 2008.

Over the past three years, hundreds of hours have been spent removing sea spurge and we’re happy to report that little is found now on Steamers Beach.

Shannan, Booderee National Park

 

More

This podcast with Martin Fortescue reveals the walks, the dangers and the pleasures of Steamers Beach

 

One thought on “The flotsam and jetsam of Steamers Beach

  1. Visitors of these hidden jewels should show their appreciation to these places by disposing their garbage properly, and help clean up if possible. It is not hard to do this kind of social responsibility.

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