Cape Bedford Clean-up, Cooktown, QLD

Tangaroa Blue, along with Conservation Volunteers Australia, are venturing up to Cape Bedford in Far North QLD for the seventh year to clear as much coastline from marine debris while recording data on what’s been removed to submit to the 16-year-old Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database, providing the ability to track items back to the source and solving this global threat to our oceans!

The Cape Bedford trip will kick off the Cape York season as the first of six clean-up trips for 2020, departing on May 15th at 8am from Cairns and returning on May 21st by 5pm. Spaces in the vehicles are limited, but if you have your own 4WD and would like to join us, let us know!

We will stop for a look around Cooktown and continue up to Elim Campground, which will be called home for the following five days.  This part of the country has eye-catching views of mountain-scapes and Rainbow Beach that resembles a massive colourful sand castle!

Elim Campground itself is a cozy well-maintained area with toilets and cold showers available.  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.

Four Mile Beach Clean-up – Port Douglas, QLD

Looking for a way to be part of practical solutions for our environment?

Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas is one of our longest running QLD beach monitoring sites. We have been cleaning and collecting data from this site monthly since 2009.

Meet our Tangaroa Blue coordinators and volunteers at Bruno Reidwig Memorial Park at the end of Solandar Blvd, Port Douglas at 8:30am.

Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring sun/rain protection, and plenty of drinking water (1 to 2 litres is recommended). We try to ensure that all Tangaroa Blue events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle. All equipment and drinking water top-ups will be provided.

To register or for any questions, please email jules@tangaroablue.org. Thank you for dedicating your energy towards protecting our oceans, and we look forward to seeing you out on the beach!

Tangaroa Blue would like to thank the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife for supporting these monthly beach clean-ups.

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

Let’s Strain the Drains – Braybrook, VIC

The Let’s Strain the Drains Project is a Victorian-first monitoring project of marine debris in Port Phillip Bay. This innovative project is funded by the Victorian State Government, delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Cleanwater Group and Sustainability Victoria with support from the Cities of Wyndham, Hobson’s Bay, Moreland, Kingston, Maribyrnong, and Greater Dandenong.

To address the increasing amount of litter washing up on Port Phillip Bay beaches, 120 stormwater drain traps have been installed by the Cleanwater Group in consultation with the six councils. The contents captured in the traps will be sorted and counted, providing data to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database which is used to identify specific information on sources and distributions of litter originating from urban areas that would normally flow through the stormwater system into Port Phillip Bay. These audits will be completed by volunteers between now and May 2020. 

The data collected along with an analysis report will be presented at a community forum to assist in the development of local source reduction plans that aim to mitigate the types of litter documented.

This event will be held on December 13th from 8am – 4pm at the Braybrook Community Hub, 107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook, VIC 3019. View a map to the location here.

Lunch will be provided, so please register so that we know how many to cater for, and to let us know of any dietary requirements. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle.

Dress code: please wear long sleeves, long pants, and enclosed shoes.

Register by emailing info@tangaroablue.org.

ReefClean – Monitoring and Marine Debris Collection, Quintell Beach, Lockhart River, QLD

Join ReefClean for a beach monitoring and marine debris collection session at Quintell Beach with Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

All marine debris will be analysed, and the data uploaded to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, a national marine debris Database that is used to identify the source of the debris and reduce litter in the environment.

No prior experience is necessary, our friendly team leaders will teach you everything that you need to know on the day. Volunteers just need to wear closed-in shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring a reusable water bottle.

For more information and to register please email events@tangaroablue.org.

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and is delivered by the Tangaroa Blue Foundation

ReefClean – Monitoring and Marine Debris Collection, Alva Beach, QLD

Join ReefClean for a beach monitoring and marine debris collection session at Alva Beach with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

All marine debris will be analysed, and the data uploaded to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, a national marine debris Database that is used to identify the source of the debris and reduce litter in the environment.

This is a single-use plastic free event. Bring a reusable water bottle, hat, sun-smart
clothing, and closed-in shoes.

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

Meeting time is 7:30 am for an 8 am start, however this time is dependent on tides. Final times will be listed by Monday, Dec 2nd. The event finishes around 4 pm but since you may be travelling some distance back to the office, please book any onward travel connections for later in the evening.

Your contact on the day will be Andy Crabb, 0499 807 991

To RSVP and for more information please click here.

 

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and is delivered by the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

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