The Bundaberg Four Wheel drive Club has been working on a project to promote responsible four wheel driving on beaches where turtles frequent.
A grant from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has allowed us to put together some short videos on how we can look after our endangered turtles, and still enjoy our beach camping and four wheel driving.
As a club we promote the tread lightly values, teaching the next generation of off roaders the importance of caring for the places we visit.
Between November and March, you’ll find nesting turtles and hatchlings on our beaches.
As part of the project, we plan on promoting three simple tips to look after them.
- Plan your beach driving around the low tides. Travel on the hard packed sand. Staying low is the way to go.
- Stay off the beach at night during turtle season. Light from vehicles and torches disturb nesting turtles and confuse hatchlings.
- If you camp near the foreshore, keep your camp lights low, to let the Turtles go. At your campsite, use the bare minimum of light needed. Try and set your camp up so the lights are shielded from the beach.
It’s up to all of us to practice responsible beach driving and camping.
Together we can help protect turtles and keep access open for all.
The videos will be aired on various social media platforms as we enter, and during the turtle season.
To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via Email, email@example.com on the net at www.bundaberg4wdclub.com or catch us on Facebook and Instagram.