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Meelup Regional Park Monitoring for Summer

201412 MeelupPassionate volunteers joined the Meelup Regional Park Management Committee and the Tangaora Blue Foundation on Sunday to participate in some beach clean-up and data collection training.

The volunteers will be cleaning specific sites in the Meelup Regional Park in WA over the busy summer season in a response to the increased amount of debris observed on these beaches during past seasons. They will be submitting their valuable data to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.

78,739 Items Removed in WA!

SmithsHeld on the 11th and 12th of October the WA Beach Clean Up weekend saw 130 beaches between Beagle Bay in the Kimberley and Norseman in the south of the state cleaned up. Clean ups were also conducted on the Abrolhos and Cocos Islands. Over 4.1 tonnes of rubbish was removed from the WA coastline thanks to the efforts of 1500 volunteers that took part. The rubbish collected was sorted and recorded for submission to the Australian Marine Debris Database. Over 78,739 individual items were found.

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The 10th WA Beach Clean Up!

WABCU14 V3 Renee low2014 is the 10th Anniversary of the West Australian Beach Clean Up and you're invited to join in this year's fun! Taking place over the weekend of October 11th & 12th, volunteers can register a beach or riverway anywhere in Western Australia for a clean-up event.

Last year more than 1500 volunteers cleaned 310km of coastline and removed over 5.3 tonnes of debris - let's see if we can beat it this year!

All clean-up materials will be provided, all you need to do is bring along some friends and make a day of it!

Volunteers can also join existing groups - see the list below and contact Renee Mouritz on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her on 0437-511620 for more information.

A huge thanks goes to Coastwest, Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA, Department of Fisheries, Department of Parks and Wildlife, all the Local Government Agencies, supporters and volunteers for their support!

 

 

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Navy Adventure Training at Wyadup!

Navy20140709ran8526350 052The ocean and all that live in it are much better off thanks to the removal of over 1.3 tonne of rope earlier this month from a beach near Yallingup. The rope, a discarded commercial fishing longline, washed ashore last October during big storms and ended up on a section of rocky coastline between Canal Rocks and Wyadup.

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2014 Narc Dive Club Annual Land & Underwater Clean-up

NARC ThankyouWow what an amazing weekend and would like to say thank you to you all for however you may have contributed to this amazing event.

This event could not have been such an amazing success without every single persons/business's contribution.

The event brought together a lot of people from all over Perth to do a common thing making the water ways a cleaner and healthier place. We had an amazing turnout with over 100 people contributing over the whole weekend.

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