As Waterway Warriors we know how important our waterway systems are for biodiversity, flood mitigation, and the health and safety of our community. Each of our initiatives play a key role in supporting the sustainability of these systems, and we understand that keeping our waters healthy is a shared responsibility between government, groups, and everyday people.
Yet many people have the misconception that our urban waterways are solely the responsibility of a single body, Council, rather than the collective efforts of our community. We want to change this misconception by telling the unified story of the work our groups do. We want to show that it takes a whole community of ordinary people acting in many different ways to protect and care for our rivers, wetlands and estuaries. We are the Waterway Warriors of Cairns.
With more people than ever engaging in plastic pollution prevention initiatives, we believe now is the time to broaden community awareness of urban waterways. Through video we have told our story, to show our community the value of our urban waterways and the shared responsibility we all have to care and act.
This project was designed to give our partners the opportunity to develop skills through a set of workshops geared towards enhancing their own initiative, and so together we could work to create a unifying story.
Who we are
In partnership with
Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Aboriginal Elders Corporation
Drain Stencil Project
Become a Waterway Warrior
A Waterway Warrior is someone who cares and acts for the sustainability and health of our urban waterways. We want you to get involved and volunteer for one or more of our groups and organisations. Sign up for a day of tree planting, frog monitoring or drain stencilling. Help change the way our community relates to and protects our waterways.
Keen? Join our Waterway Warriors Facebook Group for all the news and upcoming events. Are you a community group interested in joining? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can link your Facebook page so you can add in water/reef related events to the groups too.
Get more people involved, use this hashtag!
Are you participating or organising a healthy waterway initiative in your community? Be a part of the movement of people caring and acting for our waters by using the hashtag #waterwaywarriors.