The dedication and hard work of Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Western Australia team were proudly showcased at the Conservation Council of WA’s annual Community Conservation Awards ceremony, held at the Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle.
We are delighted to announce our recent success at the 41st Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns & Cities Sustainability Awards. We were honoured to win the Litter Category award with our Let’s Strain the Drains project!
Chili Beach is located about 700km north of Cairns, within the Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.
It is a place of incredible cultural significance and biodiversity, and is full of diverse wildlife, amazing landscapes, and gorgeous sunrises. The park is also of international significance as it contains the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia. However, unfortunately the beaches are heavily impacted by marine debris from locations far and wide.
The 2023 Great Nurdle Hunt brought together over 30 participants at Plane Spotters Beach in Botany, Sydney, and 90 participants at Westgate Park along the Yarra River in Melbourne.
Pennefather is renowned for its natural beauty, yet it faces a pressing environmental issue – the accumulation of plastic bottles, thongs, commercial fishing equipment, and oil containers. We are incredibly grateful to the Napranum Traditional Owners’ elders, Nanum Wungthim Land and Sea Rangers , and the wonderful families who invited Tangaroa Blue to support the first-ever Pennefather Marine Debris Research and Plastic Recovery Initiative.