Chilli Beach Clean Up - Cape York - QLD

From July 17, 2015 9:00 am until July 21, 2015 5:00 pm
Categories: Beach Clean Ups
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We're heading back to Cape York for the annual Chilli Beach Clean Up!

Departing Cairns on July 15th, we'll take two days to drive up to the Kutini-Payamu National Park near Lockhart River, before a 5-day beach clean-up event starts on July 17th. We normally collected between 3.5 - 5.5. tonnes of marine debris from this 6.5km section of beach, so we need as many volunteers as we can get to help out with this event!

All plastics and recyclables will be taken back to Cairns and processed for the Vortex Project diverting tonnes of plastics from the local landfill.

We'll be departing Chilli Beach to travel back to Cairns on July 22nd, and arriving back on the 23rd.

We invite volunteers who would like to join one of our volunteer vehicles to register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you are keen to travel in your own 4WD we can provide you with camping spots at Chilli Beach when you arrive.

This event is made possible with the generous support of the QPWS Rangers at Kutini-Payamu National Park, The Cook Shire, the Lockhart River Aboriginal Council, the Lockhart River State School and the QLD Government's Everyone's Environment Grant.

Keep checking back for updates as we get closer to the event!

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Since 2004 Tangaroa Blue volunteers and partners have been hard at work cleaning our beaches!

  • Number of clean-up sites: 2 755
  • Number of volunteers: 114 229
  • Number of tonnes removed: 956 tonnes
  • Number of items removed: 11 313 015 items
  • Number of volunteer hours: 288 508 hours
  • Number of clean-ups: 12 478