Totally disgusting sight at picturesque rock pools
LAST week bush-walking guide Moira Thompson couldn't believe her eyes with the rubbish she was greeted with when she visited the rock pools at Utopia.
She had planned to do a short bush walk to explore some country near Waterfall Creek rock pools at the Utopia end of the Mt Walsh National Park.
Mrs Thompson said from past experience she thought it best to take a rubbish bag.
"I was so surprised and annoyed at what I found,” she said.
There was a dozen beer bottles, plastic bottles, two shoe soles, four sanitary pads, a tampon, disposable nappy, four Bonds undies and a drug utensil.”
Mrs Thompson said some of the sanitary items were beside the rockpools.
"To say I was boiling mad would be an understatement,” she said.
"I was furious and fed up with picking up such rubbish.
"When it rains this all flows into the rock pools.
"This is disgusting.”
Mrs Thompson said not only does this rubbish degrade the environment, it spoils it for all the genuine visitors who enjoy such a beautiful place.”
When Mrs Thompson arrived at the rock pools there wasn't anyone there.
"Two hours later, on return, four young people were sitting beside the pools, one already seemed inebriated.
"Walking down past the last big pool I found four smashed beer bottles with fresh ice,” she said.
"Those present denied it was their doing.”
Mrs Thompson has sent a full report to QPWS.