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Keeping it clean at Lennox Head


6 March 2007
An information brochure designed to help maintain water quality at the Bream Hole, to the south of Lennox Head, has been produced by Southern Cross University, the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and the Marine Park Authority.

The stormwater quality information brochure has been developed to provide information on stormwater that is released into the Bream Hole and tips for residents to minimise pollution.

Dr Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, from Southern Cross University, said the brochure stemmed from a stormwater quality study that found that there was no excessive pollution in the water at the Bream Hole.

“This is good news and the results provide some baseline information that we can compare future results with. This will help to ensure that the Bream Hole, which is a Sanctuary Zone within the Cape Byron Marine Park, stays clean,” Dr Reichelt-Brushett said.

“We want to raise awareness of the importance of that area, which has a high biodiversity of marine life.

“The brochure has been well received and people are keen to talk about the issue. There is good community energy at Lennox Head and people are genuinely interested in minimising their impacts.”

The brochure includes 10 simple ways to keep stormwater clean, such as collecting animal faeces and using a rainwater tank. It also features a poster sized calendar on one side marked with handy dates to remember and average monthly rainfall details.

Copies of the brochure are available from Southern Cross University’s School of Environmental Science and Management, the Cape Byron Marine Park office in Byron Bay and Lennox Head Bait and Tackle.

Photo: Dr Amanda Reichelt-Brushett hands out an information brochure at Lennox Head.

Media contact: Brigid Veale, Southern Cross University communications manager, 02 66593006 or 0439 680 748.