Members and their guests are invited to attend to catch up on all the news from the last 12 months and give input for the future!
The 2019 WA Beach Clean-up marked the 15th year of this special event in the Tangaroa Blue Foundation calendar, with support from Keep Australia Beautiful WA. Hundreds of people from across the community spent over 2,638 volunteer hours participating, from dedicated environmental groups to workplace teams, businesses, and groups of families and friends.
Since 2004, on and around the middle weekend of October, beaches, estuaries and coastal areas across Western Australia have been cleaned up and vital data entered into the Australian Marine Debris Database to contribute to understanding, monitoring, and managing marine debris. In 2019, beaches from the Anjo Peninsula Beach, Mungalalu in the north of the state to Kanidal Beach near Cocklebiddy on the southeast coast; to wild coastal tracks and easy to access metropolitan beaches were included in the project.
Tangaroa Blue Foundation (TBF) encourages a whole-of-landscape approach for addressing the marine debris issue. Different regions have different sources of debris and therefore different approaches to management will be appropriate. This year, data has been categorised according to land or sea sources for beaches that are either near to or far from built-up areas and for inhabited and uninhabited islands. By considering the litter and waste processes occurring across the whole landscape, more effective strategies can be developed.
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South Cape Bay is located on the edge of the Southwest National Park, a Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Due to its isolated location, clean-ups are rarely organised along the beach, as the walk is long and requires appropriate gear. Pearl Mitchell, a passionate Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) devotee, is attending university in Tasmania. Alongside the UTAS Bushwalking Society and UTAS Zero Waste Society she organised an overnight camping trip and volunteer clean-up on the 5th – 6th of September.
Behind the scenes of every charity is a management committee that is responsible for the legal/financial accountability, strategic vision/objectives, fundraising and advocacy of an organisation.
The Tangaroa Blue Foundation Board is currently made up of six Directors who meet monthly via digital means or in person. The Board of Directors is looking to build the capacity of the Board by adding another person who has expertise in finance in addition to experience in one or more of the following fields: business, IT and/or strategic development. Confirmation of Board members will be made at the Tangaroa Blue Foundation AGM to be held on 24 October 2020.
Nominations are to be received by Tangaroa Blue Foundation by COB on 9 October 2020. To request a nomination form, please email email@example.com.
For more information about Tangaroa Blue Foundation, please view our Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission listing and our website www.tangaroablue.org.
On Sunday 30th of August 2020, 2-4pm, Dreambox Collective will be hosting a Zoom concert, “Big Blue,” with 25% of the proceeds going towards supporting the Tangaroa Blue Foundation.
Big Blue is a creative exploration of water and the current state of our waterways, and will explore the artists’ personal and creative responses to this theme. Read more “Big Blue: A virtual concert by Dreambox Collective”