Paddy Delalande with the young Gundoo Junior rangers doing a clean up at the Capricorn Coast Photo Contributed
Paddy Delalande with the young Gundoo Junior rangers doing a clean up at the Capricorn Coast Photo Contributed Contributed Photo ROK

Junior rangers clean up beach and catch TV attention

IT took a group of young tidy rangers eight tireless hours to clean up Kemp Beach last week, but they managed to collect a whopping 100kg of rubbish.

The Gundoo Junior Rangers' efforts will see them as the first story in the popular television series Murri Minute, which returns this week.

Gundoo Junior Rangers co-ordinator Louise Willie-Muggeridge said the team picked up nearly 3000 individual pieces of rubbish.

An initiative of the Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee, the Gundoo Junior Rangers program was designed to engage kids back on country and help improve the natural and cultural environment of central Queensland.

The rangers focused on collecting, sorting and identifying marine debris from Kemp Beach.

That was done with the support of Tangaroa Blue, who co-ordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

Bush TV founder Tom Hearn has spent the past 10 years collecting positive stories like this from Australia.



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