Falklands : Moody Brook Clean-up a Huge Success
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 28.06.2004 (Article Archived on 12.07.2004)
Falklands Conservation have pulled off another huge success with a successful partial clean-up of the Moody Brook area west of Stanley.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) Automotive rubbish being tossed into a skip donated by the Falkland Islands Company
MOODY BROOK CLEAN A HUGE SUCCESS
By J. Brock (FINN)
Lots of vehicle bits and pieces were found on the Common at Moody Brook.
Falklands Conservation have pulled off another huge success with a successful partial clean-up of the Moody Brook area west of Stanley. Just prior to 1100, members of Falklands Conservation, the Falkland Islands Defence Force, their families and friends as well as other members of the public made their ways along Ross Road West towards the Moody Brook track.
The Moody Brook area is vast and it will take more than two attempts to clean it up.
Two areas, one behind Charlie McKenzie’s homestead and the other along the track itself were targeted for clean-up and by 1200, three skips donated by FIC had been filled to overflowing. Everything from old car batteries, engine parts and cable left over from WWII went into them.
At 1400, everyone took a lunch break with hot chilli con carne and stew on offer. The clean-up was carried out in bright sunshine and cool temperatures. This made it a fun family day out with an excellent atmosphere.
There is still a lot of work to do to make Moody Brook and its surrounds safe for recreational purposes. Thanks to the concerted efforts of Falklands Conservation, this should be a reality sooner rather than later.
Some of the activities that the area can support are: rambling, horseback riding, and dog walking. It’s also where horses are moved to graze. Thankfully, both humans and animals will be safer while using the area.
WWII cable in good nick is loaded into the skip. Many Children helped out with the
Public Works Has the Clean Up Stanley Scheme Members of the Falkland Islands
They donated vehicles and men on the day. Defence Force helping out.