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 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.

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

Dates:

Travel Cairns – Mapoon:14/7/18 – 15/7/18
Clean-up: 16/7/18 – 20/7/18
Travel Mapoon – Cairns: 21/7/18 – 22/7/18

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.

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

 

Captain Billy’s Landing – Cape York – QLD

Captain Billy’s is a very remote place far north on the eastern side of the Cape York Peninsula. This is an event for the truly adventurous since the site is very remote and wind swept and the facilities very basic! For five days we will be collecting and sorting the rubbish from this exposed coastline and if time allows you might get rewarded with a side trip to a beautiful waterfall. We will book the entire bush camping area for our event, set up a camp kitchen and prepare the 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. Seats are limited so register early to secure your spot! 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.

Dates:
Travel Cairns – Captain Billy’s Landing: 6/6/18 – 7/6/18
Clean-up: 8/6/18 – 12/6/18
Travel Captain Billy’s Landing to Cairns: 13/6/18 – 14/6/18

This event is funded through the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action Grant Program.

 

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