I went to a boat ramp in inner-city West End this morning to help support kayaker (and water engineer) Steve Posselt as he started a month long journey aimed at drawing attention to the stupidity of the Queensland Labor government’s Traveston Dam. His journey is called “Don’t Murray the Mary” – a call not to knowingly stuff up the Mary River as we have the River Murray.
Stevehas previoulsy taken his kayak down the length of the Murray River to raise awareness to help repair the mess made of that, and is similarly appaled at the propsect of major harm being unnecessarily done to an important catchment and waterway like the Mary. He will paddle up the Brisbane River, walk across to the headwaters of the Mary River, and paddle down that river to the Great Sandy Straits and back to Brisbane alone coast. You can read daily update of his trip at this site. More details here.