Yarra River Blitz, Melbourne VIC

Join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group for our next Yarra River Blitz. Some boats will be provided (BYO if you can), as well as bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can blitz-clean and love your rivers and parklands. Proudly supported by Melbourne Water.

When: Sunday 25 of August 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Where: Richmond Rowing Club, Melbourne, VIC

To register: http://bit.ly/Yarra Blitz5

How to get there:

Bike – Main Yarra Trail

Car – Enter via Boathouse Drive, limited parking available on site

Tram – Fed Square, <500m from site

Train – Flinders Street Station, <500m from site

What to bring: Layers for varying temps and the splash of your paddle, gloves, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
More details at – yarrariver.org.au/ Eventbrite: Yarra River Blitz

City of Greater Geelong catch-up SRP Workshop – VIC

REGISTER HERE 

As a leading expert in addressing the marine debris issue, Tangaroa Blue Foundation coordinated Source Reduction Plan workshops in seven council regions around Port Phillip Bay in 2017.

Passionate workshop participants of the City of Greater Geelong conducted a beach clean-up and worked on engaging the community on plastic bag litter.

What is involved in this catch-up workshop?

– An update on the state, national and international litter/marine debris issue
– We will look at the project that was chosen and implemented, and what the outcomes and learnings were
– We will look at what is happening in the litter space right now: what has changed in the community and in government over the last year?
– We have an updated, interactive litter map, showing additional clean up efforts to date
– There will be time for networking and sharing a meal together

If participants are keen on doing more on the project, or something related, we can brainstorm it.

Everyone is welcome, both previous participants and new people. This workshop is FREE and catered. Registrations essential.

This project is funded by the Port Phillip Bay Fund, with support from City of Greater Geelong.

 

Kathmandu Melbourne Clean-up – VIC

Tangaroa Blue is teaming up with the Kathmandu Summit Club for a series of clean-up events across Australia in September 2018!

Help keep plastic and debris out of our oceans and waterways. Sign up to a conservation event in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth.

After the clean-up, we’ll categorise all rubbish collected and load the data into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative database. The Tangaroa Blue Foundation uses the data gathered to help communities create ‘source reduction plans’. This means that we can try to address the cause of marine debris at the source and try to limit the amount of rubbish created in the first place.

September 2018

Melbourne: 9 September 1-3pm,Westgate Park, Port Melbourne

Meeting point:  Westgate Park, Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. Meet at the punt jetty near the end of Lorimer Street.

Public Transport is available: Bus 235 Fishermans Bend from the city – alight at terminus in Wharf Road, cross railway line into Westgate Park, follow disused railway line until you are under the Westgate Bridge and then turn right toward River (10 minute walk to meeting point).

Other Kathmandu events happening in September 2018
Brisbane: 9 September 1–3pm, Park near Riverstage – Meet in the park next to City Cycle station No. 20
Sydney: 9 September 1–3pm, Meadowbank Wharf, Bowden St, Meadowbank
Perth: 9 September 1–3pm, Point Walter Reserve

Tangaroa Blue will provide all clean-up equipment (bags, gloves, sharps containers, first aid equipment and first aid officer), and sun screen.

Volunteers are asked to wear enclosed shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, wear sun smart clothing, hats and glasses, bring a reusable water bottle and a rain jacket.

To register visit the Facebook event

 

Kathmandu Melbourne Clean-up – VIC

Tangaroa Blue is teaming up with the Kathmandu Summit Club for a series of clean-up events across Australia in April 2018!

Help keep plastic and debris out of our oceans and waterways. Sign up to a conservation event in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth.

After the clean-up, we’ll categorise all rubbish collected and load the data into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative database. The Tangaroa Blue Foundation uses the data gathered to help communities create ‘source reduction plans’. This means that we can try to address the cause of marine debris at the source and try to limit the amount of rubbish created in the first place.

April 2018

Melbourne: 15 April 1-3pm,Westgate Park, Port Melbourne

Meeting point:  Westgate Park, Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. Meet at the punt jetty near the end of Lorimer Street.

Public Transport is available: Bus 235 Fishermans Bend from the city – alight at terminus in Wharf Road, cross railway line into Westgate Park, follow disused railway line until you are under the Westgate Bridge and then turn right toward River (10 minute walk to meeting point).

Other Kathmandu events happening in April 2018
Brisbane: 15 April 1–3pm, Park near Riverstage – Meet in the park next to City Cycle station No. 20
Sydney: 15 April 1–3pm, Meadowbank Wharf, Bowden St, Meadowbank
Perth: 15 April 1–3pm, Point Walter Reserve

Tangaroa Blue will provide all clean-up equipment (bags, gloves, sharps containers, first aid equipment and first aid officer), and sun screen.

Volunteers are asked to wear enclosed shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, wear sun smart clothing, hats and glasses, bring a reusable water bottle and a rain jacket.

To register visit the Summit Club Volunteering Page.