Disgust over trashed Briagolong campsite

HUMAN waste, domestic rubbish and a burning campfire are just some of the things that were left at the McKinnon’s Point camping ground at Briagolong late last month.

Eight large bags of rubbish, a burnt chair frame, three paddle boat oars, a pile of broken glass, cans and other rubbish were left burning in a campfire along the Freestone Creek on Sunday, February 28.

The riverbed and surrounding area was left covered in used toilet paper and human waste – within metres of the water’s edge in some places.

Conservation Regulator officers had to use 30 litres of water to extinguish the fire and filled a ute with the rubbish left behind.

The dumping of rubbish on public land is illegal, and can have significant effects on the environment and human health.

Penalties of nearly $10,000 and-or one month imprisonment can apply.

The Conservation Regulator is urging people with information about the Briagolong incident to report it on 136 186.