Early Friday morning, runner Dave Lennon will set out on an epic 300km run to raise funds and awareness for the protection of takayna / Tarkine. David will set out from Corinna on Friday to run the length of the takayna coast before turning inland through rainforest and heathlands to finish back at Corinna on Sunday.
“I have lived in lutruwita / Tasmania my whole life and have experienced the beautiful, untouched wild areas of this amazing island and am very passionate about protecting it,” said Dave Lennon.
“I started takayna 300 because I wanted to take my own action on protecting the native forests of lutruwita / Tasmania. I also want to do my part to give back to the Bob Brown Foundation for their hard work and dedication they put into keeping these sacred, wild, untouched places protected for future generations to enjoy.”
“My main goal of this project is to help see this land returned to the palawa people of lutruwita and become a World Heritage protected National Park. I want future generations to be able to enjoy this place like we currently have the privilege to right now.”
“From this Friday the 16th of September I am going to be running a 300km loop around takayna / Tarkine as a campaign, protest and fundraiser for the future of our native forests. I like to see the loop itself as somewhat of a safety net for the protection of the areas within and surrounding it. I also hope through this run I will be able to connect to the country I am moving through on a deeper level and learn more about this sensational landscape”.
The Bob Brown Foundation congratulates Dave on his initiative.
“We are so pleased and grateful to have David taking on this mammoth run to raise funds for our campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine,” said Bob Brown Foundation takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.
“takayna / Tarkine needs champions like Dave”.