The Sea Turtle Alliance has partnered with Kellys Beach Resort at Bargara in the Containers for Change program.
Kellys Beach Resort will be encouraging their guests to donate empty cans and bottles, with money raised to be donated to the local Sea Turtle Alliance.
Sea Turtle Alliance president said Gary Brandon thanked Kelllys Beach Resort for their thoughtful action, which he said would help protect turtles in the Bundaberg Region.
“Kellys Beach Resort are a passionate advocate for our region, turtles and environment and we are excited to be the recipient of any funds raised through this initiative,” Gary said.
“The Sea Turtle Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation, who work with community organisations and all levels of government to protect, conserve, monitor and manage endangered marine turtles.
“Funds raised through the Containers for Change program will be used to increase habitat protection on key beaches through increased vegetation to protect the dunes and provide appropriate shade and to raise awareness on what we can do as a community to make a difference to the nesting beaches and sea turtle population.”
Gary said the arrangement with Kellys Beach Resort was a win-win.
“We get to recycle waste and the funds raised will be reinvested into assisting our sea turtles,” he said.
Kellys Beach Resort’s Loni Hammond said the new Containers for Change initiative would be introduced this month.
“We are really proud to get the Containers for Change initiative started here at Kellys,” Loni said.
“We are big believers in that we all can play a part in helping protect our environment.
“By getting our guests involved in helping to reduce landfill while helping the local Sea Turtle Alliance organisation will really give them a sense of pride too; everyone is happy!”
The donations will be used to directly to benefit the local nesting beaches and awareness campaigns in the Bundaberg Region.
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