Caring for the environment when rafting:
- Always utilise recognised access (put in), egress (take out) and rest locations. If this is not possible, access and egress should occur only at locations with a robust bank or beach on which the landing and launching of rafts will have minimal impact.
- Tying craft to trees or other vegetation should be avoided. If this is not possible, care should be taken to minimise damage from rope movement.
- Do not disturb riverbank vegetation as this will encourage erosion.
- Use fuel stoves for cooking instead of campfires wherever possible.
- To avoid transporting seeds or soil-borne pathogens keep your gear and equipment clean. Wash all soil from camping and personal equipment, vehicles and river gear before leaving home or moving between locations.
- Take all your rubbish with you.