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Bellingen’s main street filled with people protesting Kalang logging plans

With drums and banners and plenty of passion, more than 500 people of all ages gathered in Bellingen on Saturday to protest plans to log compartments that abut the headwaters of the Kalang River.

They danced and chanted their way from the Market Park up the main street to gather at the old Forster’s garage site at the top of town (now known as People of Coffee).

There they listened to Bellingen Shire mayor Dominic King and ecologist Mark Graham talk about the importance of protecting the forest, whose diverse ecosystem contains endangered species and rich biodiversity.

SAVE THE KALANG – STREET MARCHYesterday (Sat 19thOct) we held a huge march(500 people) in Bellingen to send a clear message out to Forestry Corporation and State Government that the majority of the Bellingen /Kalang communities are totally against the proposal to log the precious headwater catchment forests of the Kalang Valley.This industrial scale logging will seriously impact on the water quality and security of Kalang through runoff of sediment and inevitable degradation of feeder creeks and streams. Mature trees act as water storage units and as pumps, releasing water into catchments at a steady and consistent rate, ensuring consistent supply.It will also threaten the incredible biodiversity of our beautiful valley.We are currently experiencing one of the worst droughts since records began ..logging any sensitive catchment such as the Kalang should not even be on the agenda. It makes no sense at all.

Posted by Mark Oliver on Saturday, 19 October 2019

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