Peter Wilson loves the Murramarang National Park and can’t fathom why anyone would trash it – so he’s grateful to the litterers who left a string of clues which might help identify them.
So incensed is he at those who left their junk – and their fast-food receipt – at North Head, he has offered a reward for information leading to a penalty.
The name “Lochlan” helpfully handwritten on what appears to be a cash payslip may hold a clue.
“This was one classic senseless act and there is this name in amongst the garbage,” Mr Wilson said.
“How stupid could you be?”
Mr Wilson and his wife Kazumi are regular visitors to the remote campsite at the mouth of the Clyde River.
“I have an issue as an out-of-towner blow-in (Sydney), who has appreciated the Eurobodalla coast for more than 20 years, and just cannot believe the abuse the natural environment has suffered,” he told the Bay Post.
“My gripe is about garbage left at the beach parking at North Head – specifically that garbage left by ‘Lochlan’ who seems to be paid in cash, and therefore may not be on the tax system.
“We do know that he went to McDonald’s and spent up big there and also at a fishing store, by the garbage.”
The Boxing Day dumping was a blow as the couple had already cleared the area of other people’s rubbish.
“My wife completely cleaned up this area in the morning,” Mr Wilson said.
“We, as Sydney blow-ins, love this park so much, we took out three big bags of other people’s acts of disrespect.
“If you are in a national park, you don’t just drop it for the kangaroos to pick up.
“I am prepared to put $100 cash reward forward … I love the Murramarang National Park too much.”
The couple had a great time bush walking and snorkelling, but Mr Wilson is concerned the camp site is being overcrowded by night visitors who arrive – headlights blazing – without paying the park entry fee.
“It is being used as a highway rest area,” he said.
“It was at 200 per cent capacity.”
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