The first Sunday in March is scheduled for Clean Up Australia Day, so what better day to head up to a beautiful section of coastline in Far North Queensland and check that paradise is like it should be!
32 volunteers did just that and headed up to Cape Kimberley for a beach clean up, and there were a few fears for what we might find as in December 2011 we had last been here and removed a mammoth 815kg of debris from the beach! And even though any rubbish and plastic on our beaches is not good, we were relieved that we only had to remove 8150 items weighing 290kg during this event!
The top 6 items removed were 3280 bits of hard plastic, 1511 lids, 932 pieces of polystyrene foam, 572 pieces of the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather balloons, 395 plastic water bottles, 159 thongs.
Thanks to all our volunteers and supporters who helped out during the day including Envirofund, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Rangers Sam & Dave, Malone’s Butchery, Coffee Club Port Douglas, Sea FM Cairns and Cairns Regional Council.