Lake Moondarra community clean-up held

ON A MISSION: Cory Barram and Nathan Richardson have the boat ready to search Lake Moondarra for rubbish. Photo: Chris Burns.
ON A MISSION: Cory Barram and Nathan Richardson have the boat ready to search Lake Moondarra for rubbish. Photo: Chris Burns.

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Mount Isa girl Lailah Moore was cheerful about spending her first Saturday morning of the year cleaning up rubbish at Lake Moondarra. 

“It’s really fun because I love this lake,” she said at the main boat ramp, moments before taking a boat to the junction with her dad and brother. “It’s really pretty too.” 

Her dad Byron said the family came down after learning local Nathan Richardson was encouraging the community to be involved in the clean-up. 

“We thought we would do our bit. After our day picking up rubbish we’d go for a fish as well.” 

Around 20 people were involved, although Mr Richardson observed other people searching the lake not part of the main clean-up event. 

Romaine Karena and Ashley King were at the junction where they helped pick up eight bags of rubbish within a kilometre stretch. Garbage included car bumpers and drug utensils. 

“We fish at the lake and this is our place of sanity,” they said.