Activities are full speed ahead in the Great Barrier Reef region with the purpose of protecting and preserving this natural wonder. Tangaroa Blue Foundation has put together an ambitious suite of services that, with help from our many AMDI partners, aims to reduce marine debris, raise awareness, identify the sources of debris, and drive behaviour change. Read more “ReefClean in Full Swing”
Ex-tropical Cyclone Ann brought with her unseasonal rain as she crossed the Far North Queensland coast last week, and this rain threatened to postpone the annual beach clean-up event scheduled for Archer Point on 19 May 2019. Despite the less than ideal conditions, almost 40 volunteers arrived at this popular campsite to assist the Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers and their Junior Ranger Team to clean the beaches in the area. Read more “One Last Cyclone for the Season”
In April, Tangaroa Blue Foundation and We-Refill joined together for a beach clean-up during BluesFest, one of Australia’s longest running and largest music festivals. The clean-up event was part of the global launch of the #BYOBottle campaign, and they had a little help from their friends. While bands were playing and festival goers were reveling, a few stars took some time out to join a crew of volunteers to give back. Read more “Stars Shine a Light on Marine Debris”
Our Trivia Night at the Central Hotel in Port Douglas on August 15th was a huge success. Kstar Trivia hosted the event to help raise $2100, including a $500 donation from the Central Hotel, which will help support both Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Plastic Free Douglas. Read more “Port Douglas Trivia Night a Huge Success”
Written by Vanessa Carey, Tangaroa Blue Project Officer and Event Coordinator
Cape York is the peninsula of far north Queensland and is the largest unspoiled environment in northern Australia. It’s filled with remote beaches, diverse landscape and endemic wildlife, with stunning sunsets and sunrises, and an endless turquoise ocean to gaze out upon.
Desipte the area’s beauty, these remote beaches are hotspots for tonnages of marine debris washing in from our own own country and others. Eight years ago, Tangaroa Blue Foundation initiated the Cape York Clean-Up Tour, covering both the east and west coast of the peninsula, involving volunteers, partners and traditional owners. Read more “Cape York Clean-up Tour”