Show support for Mary River with "Save the Mary" September
A NEW campaign will be rolled out in September and everyone is asked to be a part of it to show support for the embattled Mary River.
Driving with your lights on, wearing yellow and tying a balloon at your front gate are all ways for you to help "Save the Mary" and get behind the dam opponents in the Mary Valley.
The Save the Mary River Coordinating Group wants next month to be "Save the Mary" September, by making the four Mondays in the month "special" days.
Organisers hope to widen awareness for the Mary River, which is the lifeblood of communities of animals and people from Conondale to Hervey Bay and into the Great Sandy Straits.
A familiar slogan used by the campaigners is: "We need the Mary - not another Murray!"
• Monday, September 3: Lights on day - drive with your lights on for Mary (but please remember to turn them off when you park!)
• Monday, September 10: Tie a balloon day - tie balloons on your fences, gates and posts around town and even write "no dam" slogans or "FUBT" on them (but please remember not to litter and pick them up the next day!)
• Monday, September 17: Wear gold day - any way you can - a gold shirt, a gold ribbon, jewellery … wear it, put it on your car, whatever!
• Monday, September 24: Jackpot day - do all of the above!
Other suggestions to help with the campaign include putting a sign on your car to encourage others to drive with their lights on, or supplying balloons through your business, or to your neighbours and friends.
Organisers want to see everyone do their best to publicise the special month and be a part of the continuing campaign against the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam.
CELEBRATE A "SAVE THE MARY RIVER" SEPTEMBER!
We need the Mary - not another Murray!
Make the four Mondays in September special days for the Mary River, the lifeblood of communities of animals and people from Conondale to Hervey Bay and into the Great Sandy Straits.
Monday September 3:
Lights On Day
Drive with your lights on for Mary (please remember to turn them off when you stop)
Monday September 10:
Tie A Balloon Day
Tie balloons on your fences, gates, posts around town (but please NO litter - pick them up the next day)
Monday September 17:
Wear Gold Day
A gold shirt, a gold ribbon … wear it, put it on your car ... whatever!
Monday September 24:
Do all of the above!