Talented film maker Nathan Oldfield recently got in contact with us with this letter:

“I’m fortunate enough to call the Northern Rivers Region of Northern New South Wales, Australia, home. One of our great rivers, the mighty and beautiful Clarence, is currently under serious threat. I have a special place in my heart for this corner of our watery planet and I know that many other surfers, river folk and beach people out there feel the same.

Here’s a short film I made with my friends to bring attention to the issue and to inspire others to rise up and rally around a mother river and her sacred places. The film is especially targeted towards rallying surfing communities locally, in broader Australia and also internationally.


I would be grateful if you could please take the time to share this film on SW platforms so that it reaches as many people as possible; and also take the time to sign the petition. The local MP will only take this to Parliament if we get 10,000 signatures.”

The petition is not an online link to clink, it’s a bit more old-school than that: you’ll need to print it out, sign it, ask your mates to sign it, and post it off via good old fashioned snail mail. Yes, it’s a bit of a hassle, but an entire river ecosystem depends on all of us. 

Thank you so much for your time.

Cheers, Nathan.”

Do it! Here’s the link:

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