Registration now open for the 2020 WA Beach Clean-up

Calling all ocean lovers – the 2020 WA Beach Clean-up event registration is now open!

Now in its 16th year, this special event in the Tangaroa Blue Foundation calendar is open for registration and seeking your assistance.

If you are a keen citizen scientist, a school or community group, part of a family or workplace team or just love the ocean and want to help out, we need you for the WA Beach Clean-up!

Last year, over 1,000 volunteers from families, community, school and business groups registered to participate. These included one-person clean-ups to large groups of all ages at 110 sites across the State, from the remote Banjal Beach in the north Kimberley to Kanidal Beach on the South Coast.

Can you help us make 2020 our biggest event ever?

It costs nothing to participate and all materials, volunteer insurance, and logistical support is provided.

Register now and get involved – just follow these four easy steps:

Step 1: Choose a favourite beach, river, or waterway that needs a clean-up and register your site by clicking here.

Step 2: Enlist your friends, family or workmates to help for a few hours at your clean-up site sometime over the October 10-11 weekend.

Step 3: Await your clean-up and data recording kit delivery (late September – early October) and follow the advice to get your team ready for action!

Step 4: On the day, collect and audit marine debris, record data for upload later or use the AMDI data app to record directly into the Tangaroa Blue Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.

Contact: Maureen Maher 0429 378 379   E: wabcu@tangaroablue.org

2019 WA Beach Clean-up Wrap-up

West Australians turned out in force and proved their care for the marine environment by participating in the 15th annual WA Beach Clean-Up event over 19-20 October.

More than 1,000 volunteers from families, community, school and business groups registered to participate. These included one-person clean-ups to large groups of all ages at 110 sites across the State, from the remote Banjal Beach in the north Kimberley to Kanidal Beach on the South Coast. Read more “2019 WA Beach Clean-up Wrap-up”

Join an existing WABCU Clean-up

If you’re interested in joining the WA Beach Clean-up but are unable to register your own site, you’re welcome to join an existing group. By clicking the link below, you will be redirected to a map of registered clean-up sites, as indicated by the blue icons.

Once you locate the site that you’d like to join, click on the blue icon to reveal the Coordinator’s contact details. Please reach out to them for further details. If you run into trouble or need more info, please email wabcu@tangaroablue.org.

Click to view the map now.

We are thrilled to share that this event is being supported by the following organizations:

 We RefillThe Fisherman’s Daughter,Onya, Sun Butter Oceans and Ocean Conservancy.  

 

A Week in Paradise

Flying into Christmas Island you are struck by its isolation, out in the middle of nowhere,surrounded by so much ocean. From the air, it looks like a lush green paradise jutting up from the sea. It truly is the most amazing place; tropical jungle, crabs and sea birds everywhere, incredible coral reefs and sheer limestone cliffs surrounded by so much ocean. Unfortunately, like everywhere in the world, it is not immune to the impacts of marine debris. I was here to take part in the Indian Ocean Territories Marine Debris Project, joining a group of self-funded volunteers donating our time to clean up paradise. Read more “A Week in Paradise”

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