Chilli Beach Interpretive Sign

The Tangaroa Blue Foundation identified Chilli Beach in Far North Queensland as a marine debris hotspot, with approximately 5 tonnes being removed every year. Part of a source reduction plan was to install a marine debris information sign at the beach explaining that the site is a hotspot and impacted by marine debris washing in from both international and domestic sources, but very little from the local area. Rangers are also equipped with clean-up bags enabling people to carry out beach clean-ups during their stay. Participants are asked to inform the rangers of the weight collected and to return the bags; they can also input their data directly into the Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s online database.

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