Are you a citizen scientist who is concerned about the health of the Great Barrier Reef? Maybe a school or community group who would like to monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef? Or are you a member of the local government, and would like to lead by example by becoming actively involved in contributing to the overall health of one of the most biologically diverse environments on this planet? Well then continue reading!
This October marks the start of our month-long series of events that focus on looking after our Reef. Tangaroa Blue Foundation, through the ReefClean Project is calling all ocean lovers to participate in the Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up. A number of flagship events will be held over the course of the month in the following locations:
- Kurrimine Beach, Cassowary Coast Region. Saturday, 2/10/2021, 8.30am-12pm. More info
- Pallarenda Beach, Townsville, Friday, 1/10/2021, 9am-2pm. More info
- Farnborough – Bangalee Beach, Yeppoon. Saturday, 2/10/2021, 9am-1pm. More info
- Conway Beach, Whitsundays. Saturday, 2/10/2021, 1-5pm. More info
- Innes Park, Bundaberg. Saturday, 23/10/2021, 8.30am-12pm. More info
- Ross Creek, Townsville. Saturday 16/10/2021, 8am-12pm. More info
This coming October will be our third year coordinating the Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up month! Ocean lovers from all over the GBR have generously contributed just over 9,000 hours of their time which has resulted in just under 14 tonnes of debris removed during the previous GBRCU events in October.
The Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up is not limited to these flagship events, so make sure you monitor our events for more opportunities to get involved! The program also invites groups to adopt and register their own coastal or waterway sites to be cleaned throughout the month, so if you know of a site in your area that needs attention, we encourage you to register that site and get a group together.
ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation in partnership with AUSMAP, Capricornia Catchments, Eco Barge Clean Seas, OceanWatch Australia, Reef Check Australia, and South Cape York Catchments.
Join the Great Barrier Reef Clean-up today!