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ReefClean Source Reduction Plan Workshop – Gladstone
November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join Reef Clean! The Tangaroa Blue Foundation invites you to join in on our 2019 Gladstone Marine Debris Source Reduction Plan Workshop.
What is a Source Reduction Plan?
If all we do is clean up, that’s all we’ll ever do. This Source Reduction Plan workshop invites community members, local businesses, school representatives and government representatives to assist in the development of a local plan that stops litter at its source. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to have experience in this field, just an interest in protecting our local environment and the Great Barrier Reef.
Once you have good baseline data from a clean-up site, you can use this data to create an understanding of what are the most common items being found and where they might be coming from. This enables individuals and communities to engage with all likely stakeholders and partners to create a strategy that would stop those items collected from ever entering the environment in the first place.
Using data collected in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database (AMDI) from local clean-ups, this workshop will identify an item that is prevalent in the region and attendees will work together to create a plan to address it.
The workshop will be held at Gladstone City Library Meeting Room, 39 Goondoon St, Gladstone on Friday, Nov. 15th. The workshop goes from 9 am to 1 pm, with lunch until 2 pm.
ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.