Use less fertilizers and pesticides on lawns and gardens. These can seep into groundwater or get washed into our canals, creeks and lake.
Protect the banks of the lake and creeks from erosion. Don’t climb over them or allow vehicles or animals to disturb and degrade them.
Use litter bins. Plastic bags, bottles, balloons, cans and paper all end up polluting our waterways. If no bins provided, take your rubbish with you.
Wash your car on the lawn. This stops the detergent from flowing into the stormwater drains and into the lake system. Pour leftover soapy water onto the lawn.
Keep paints, solvents and used oils clear of gutters and drains.
Sweep your gutters and driveways rather than hosing them down.
Do not throw grass clippings, garden cuttings or tree branches into the water.
Do not speed or water-ski in Currimundi Lake.
Reduce boat wave wash and keep to the 6 knot limit to prevent erosion of the fragile lake banks.
When fishing, take your rubbish with you.
How to protect the land
Avoid planting potential weeds such as asparagus fern, Chinese elm, umbrella tree, mother-in-law’s tongue, Singapore daisy, balsam, Cocos palms and lantana. Remove these plants if you have them in your garden and consider planting local native plants instead.
Bin or compost garden waste. Don’t throw it into native bushland or public parks.
Stick to the walking paths. Do not create tracks to the lake or along the banks. Do not disturb or remove plants unless they are identified weeds.
Don’t overfill your wheelie bin.
Put cigarette butts and other litter in the bin.
Do not allow cats and dogs to wander especially into protected areas. Cats should always be locked in at night to protect wildlife.
Only allow dogs off-leash in designated areas. Local parks and most beach areas are not off-leash areas.
Clean up dog droppings and put them in the bin. Ensure dog bags do not become litter.
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