What a cracker of a day for our annual Snapper Island clean-up event! A massive 351kg removed by our awesome volunteer team. The debris load consisted of heaps of rope and plastic bottles and containers as well as the odd items including a pool noodle, a 4WD tyre on a rim, a boat captain’s chair, 3 fridge doors and a wooden door. Check out more pictures of the day on our event event Facebook album..
A huge thank you to Wavelength Reef Cruises for volunteering their vessel Wavelength 3, and to Jon and Lorna for crewing the vessel. It was also great to see the Seagull Prowler back in the water for the first clean-up in a long time as well – thanks Matt Wheldon! And big acknowledgement to another one of our AMDI partners, Shapes in the Sand – an eco-friendly swimwear company, whose products are made of recycled ghost-net, who sponsered the clean-up.
And just as we pulled into Port Douglas after the Snapper Island clean-up, we were joined by everyone’s favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis who was keen to see what we found! He also brought along his friends Dirt Girl and Scrub Boy and the whole production team! Great to spend the afternoon talking all about marine debris and what we can all do to solve this mega issue!