Yesterday saw the community rally to protect Hearnes Lake.

Locals are horrified by the impact of agricultural run-off and over-development on their local waterways and lakes.

Recent scientific reporting shows phosphorous levels 40 times higher since the expansion of blueberry farming.

It also found nitrogen oxide levels 100 times national guidelines with nitrogen emissions that are some of the highest recorded globally.

No wonder locals are increasingly standing up and shouting about the poisoning of our waterways by intensive agriculture in this area.

How will you play your part?