Write a letter to the editor
Send a letter to the editor about protecting the mighty Fitzroy River!
Writing a letter to the editor is a highly effective way of mobilising public support. Fill out the form below to send a short message to The West Australian newspaper about protecting the Fitzroy River from a Murray-Darling style disaster!
TIPS FOR YOUR LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
- Personalise your email as much as possible
- Start by referring directly to the issue that is concerning you, then explain how it affects you
- Be short and to the point, brief letters between 150-300 words have a better chance of being published
- Proofread your letter before sending
- It's important you add your email address, as editors are likely to contact you to confirm that you have written the letter
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE FITZROY RIVER:
- The Fitzroy River is National Heritage Listed for its outstanding cultural values. It's WA's largest river and the life-blood of the Kimberley.
- The River is under serious threat from irrigation which could lead to a Murray-Darling style disaster.
- A WA Government discussion paper proposes that 300 billion litres could be extracted from the Fitzroy River's surface-water flows. This is equivalent to the entire amount of water all the people of Perth and the South-west use in a year.
- Critically endangered sawfish, sustainable industries, culture, nature and local communities depend on this iconic river remaining healthy and free from irrigation.
Read our 5 reasons why we need to keep the Fitzroy free flowing blog post