Cooktown Marine Debris Source Reduction Plan Workshop – QLD

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 it’s 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.

This workshop is part of the ReefClean project which is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue and Conservation Volunteers Australia
The workshop is being supported by the Cook Shire Council Yuku Baja Muliku Junior Rangers Yuku-Baja-Muliku Land & Sea Rangers
#ReefClean #ReefTrust Australian Department of the Environment and Energy Great Barrier Reef Marine Park South Cape York Catchments

Register on Eventbrite: ReefClean SRP Cooktown

Cape Bedford Clean-up, Hopevale – Cape York QLD

Tangaroa Blue, along with Conservation Volunteers Australia, are heading up to Hopevale in Far North QLD for the sixth year to work with the Hopevale Congress Rangers and local community on their annual Cape Bedford Clean-up event.

This will kick off as the first Cape York clean-up trip for 2019, departing on May 5th at 8 am from Cairns and returning on May 11th by 5 pm. Spaces in the vehicles will be limited, but if you have your own 4WD and would like to join us, let us know!

We will stop for a quick look around Cooktown and continue up to Elim Campground, which will be called home for the following five days while we collect marine debris from Cape Bedford Beach. Features of the landscape include the many and varied colours of Rainbow Beach and the mountain-scapes that catch your eye from Elim Beach. Other than the amazing views and tranquillity, the campsite will also provide toilets and cold showers. Volunteers are asked to bring their camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, pillow, mattress, etc), but Tangaroa Blue will provide food and cooking equipment.

This event is suitable for volunteers with a medium fitness level.
To register and for more information email vanessa@tangaroablue.org

This event is being funded through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action Grants.

Mapoon Beach Clean-up – Cape York, QLD

The only event on the western side of the Cape York Peninsula! The Back Beach of Mapoon is an exposed 14km stretch of beach north of the mining town Weipa where we work together with the Mapoon Land & Sea Rangers.

Due to its location on the Gulf of Carpentaria where most of the lost fishing gear of the Timor Sea gets trapped in the whirling current, this is the beach where we frequently pull giant ghost nets out of the sand and where we have also found more thongs and plastic drink bottles than anywhere else in the country.

For five days we will be collecting and sorting the rubbish from this remote beach. We will stay at a basic bush camping area where we set up our kitchen and prepare our meals together. Kitchen equipment will be provided, but you will need to bring your own sleeping gear (tents, blankets, pillow, mattress, etc).

We will depart from Cairns at 8am and will travel over two days to the event and back. Seats are limited so register early to secure your spot! Volunteers with their own 4WD vehicles are welcome to join our convoy to drive up to this event, or can meet us up there!
For more information and to register please contact vanessa@tangaroablue.org

Dates:
Travel Cairns – Mapoon:13/7/2019 – 14/7/2019
Clean-up: 15/7/2019 – 19/7/2019
Travel Mapoon – Cairns: 20/7/2019 – 21/7/2019
This event is being funded through the Australian Government’s Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Grant.

Chilli Beach – Cape York – QLD

What a dream 7-km stretch of white tropical beach fringed with coconut palms and impressive sand dunes! Unfortunately it is also another hotspot for marine debris. For five days we will be collecting and sorting the rubbish from this paradise like beach. Due to the proximity of the Aboriginal community of Lockhart River, basic shopping facilities are a relatively short trip away by car. We will stay at a basic bush camping area where we set up our kitchen and prepare our meals together. Kitchen equipment will be provided, but you will need to bring your own sleeping gear.

We will travel from Cairns and Port Douglas over two days to the event and back. Seats are limited so register early to secure your spot!

Dates:

Travel Cairns – Chilli Beach: 4/8/18 – 5/8/18
Clean-up: 6/8/18 – 10/8/18
Travel Chilli Beach – Cairns: 11/8/18 – 12/8/18

Volunteers with their own 4WD vehicles are welcome to join our convey to drive up to this event, or can meet us up at the site for a part of the clean-up or the whole event.

For more information and to register please contact info@tangaroablue.org

This event is being funded through the Australian Government’s Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Grant.

 

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