Let’s Strain the Drains Auditing – Hallam, VIC

What: Let’s Strain the Drains Auditing – Hallam, Vic
Where: Pipe Management Australia – 54 Star Crescent, Hallam, VIC 3803
When: 16th December 2021 | 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration is essential: Please email emily@tangaroablue.org

Join the Tangaroa Blue team and help audit the debris coming out of litter traps throughout Melbourne as part of our Let’s Strain the Drains project!

No prior experience is necessary, our friendly team leaders will teach you everything that you need to know on the day.

Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes and their own face mask. We try to ensure that all events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle.

All equipment and lunch will be provided.

Registration is essential so get in early to emily@tangaroablue.org

Tangaroa Blue would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

The Let’s Strain the Drains – Phase 2 project is supported by the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

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Please note this is a COVID Safe Event – we do require volunteers to register. Please ensure that you check the latest Vic Government Regulations and if you feel unwell, please don’t attend and stay at home, we’ll catch you at a future event.

Let’s Strain the Drains auditing – St Kilda, VIC

What: Let’s Strain the Drains Auditing – St Kilda, VIC
Where: Port Phillip EcoCentre – 55A Blessington St, St Kilda VIC 3182
When: 15th December 2021 | 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration is essential: Please email emily@tangaroablue.org

Join the Tangaroa Blue team and help audit the debris coming out of litter traps throughout Melbourne.

No prior experience is necessary, our friendly team leaders will teach you everything that you need to know on the day.

Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes and their own face mask. We try to ensure that all events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle.

All equipment and lunch will be provided.

Registration is essential so get in early to emily@tangaroablue.org

Tangaroa Blue would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

The Let’s Strain the Drains – Phase 2 project is supported by the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

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Please note this is a COVID Safe Event – we do require volunteers to register. Please ensure that you check the latest Vic Government Regulations and if you feel unwell, please don’t attend and stay at home, we’ll catch you at a future event.

WA Beach Clean-Up 2021 Launched!

Our annual west coast event is fast approaching and it’s shaping up to be another really successful campaign for Tangaroa Blue Foundation!! For those of you who missed the official WA Beach Clean-Up report for 2020, here is a snapshot of the key successes. We hope to increase our impact this year and keep building on these numbers. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this event so far and for your interest again this year.

Register your clean-up site here!

Check out the clean-up sites registered so far… can you fill in the gaps?

We have recently welcomed WA Regional Project Coordinator Casey Woodward to the team, who is based in the South West. Together with Dan Burns in Perth, they are working to increase the beaches and waterways covered and are both really looking forward to connecting to the communities that care for the wild shores of Western Australia over the 15th-18th October weekend.

Alongside our partner Keep Australia Beautiful WA, we are welcoming Custom builder Tallwood Constructions to our corporate donor base. Their generous contribution provides valuable funding to the WA Beach Clean-Up for 2021 and we are proud to be growing our capacity in Western Australia, with their help. We will share more about these partners throughout the campaign.

We are also getting together some incredible prizes to be offered up to volunteers across the state to thank you for your hard work and dedication to keeping our oceans and waterways debris free!

If anyone has any questions or requires further information regarding this event, please feel free to reach out to casey@tangaroablue.org.

Melbourne strains the drains – again!

Tangaroa Blue Foundation has been successful in securing funding for Let’s Strain the Drains – Phase 2 through the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government. The project will be delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation in partnership with Cleanwater Group and with support from the Cities of Melbourne, Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Moreland, Kingston, Maribyrnong & Greater Dandenong, the Vicinity Centres and University of New South Wales.

Let’s Strain the Drain projects aim to close the gap in information around the specific land-based sources of plastic and other debris leaking into the environment. This is achieved by sorting & counting the debris caught in at-source litter traps installed in stormwater infrastructure using the Australian Marine Debris Initiative methodology.

Read more “Melbourne strains the drains – again!”

Tackling Bait Bags and Light Sticks

Tangaroa Blue Foundation has been working with Oceanwatch Australia to develop two Source Reduction Plans focused on fishing-related bait bags and professional fishing-related light sticks as part of the ReefClean Program. Both projects have been designed through conducting a source analysis approach rather than working from a littering reduction perspective. This approach was used to allow for the adoption of new innovations which can work alongside traditional behaviour change mechanisms to do the right thing reducing the incidence of bait bags and chemical light sticks recorded on waterways.

Read more “Tackling Bait Bags and Light Sticks”

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