As part of the recent Wanderlust festival, Tangaroa Blue partnered with the Sunshine Coast Council, Coolum and North Shore Coastcare, local Traditional Owners, festival participants and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation to conduct a beach clean-up.
The activity aimed to not only raise awareness around the threat that marine debris poses to our coastal and marine ecosystems but to also empower people to help contribute to collecting data on the types of debris found.
After an initial planning visit to the site at the Twin Waters surf beach, Central Queensland based Tangaroa Blue Representative Shelly McArdle quickly realised that this site was special to the locals when she had to search for any sign of rubbish. Consequently after making enquiries on which groups might be active in the area she contacted Coolum and North Shore Coastcare who did not hesitate to offer to be part of the activity.
CaNSCC representative Edwin Hammet said “ North Shore residents play a big part in keeping the beach clean in addition to the dune revegetation work carried out by our members”.