Celebrate ReefBlitz by heading down to Cape Pallarenda to help clear Shelly Cove shorelines of marine debris and litter to protect the inshore Cleveland Bay marine life. Shelly is a beautiful site to visit, slightly secluded from the rest of Townsville’s coastline, it traps marine debris washing in and attracts littering from beach visitors. Shelly Cove resides within the Town Common Conservation Park and features the historic Quarantine Station that was established in 1915 to quarantine passengers on incoming ships; It is managed by National Parks, and cared for by Conservation Volunteers Australia.
As a participant please bring:
– reusable water bottle
– wear sturdy enclosed footwear
– hat & sunnies, sunscreen & sun smart clothing
Other Tangaroa Blue coordinated clean-up sites:
Apex Park, Rasmussen, Ross River – October 13th from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Aplin’s Weir Rotary Park, Mundingburra, Ross River – October 13th from 8:00 to 12:00pm
Balgal Beach – October 13th from 10:00amd to 12:00pm with BBQ Lunch provided
ReefBlitz is an annual month-long series of events, which has been running for five years, engaging the community in citizen science and on-ground local action that contributes to reef health and resilience. Data will be recorded on the rubbish that is collected, which contributes to the 14 year old Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database. There will be 8 coastal clean-up events running October 12th, 13th and 21st around the Townsville and Magnetic Island area, so please keep an eye on ReefBlitz activities here – https://tockify.com/reefblitz2018/detail/12/1539266400000
This event is part of ReefBlitz hosted by Tangaroa Blue as a member of the Reef Citizen Science Alliance, and funded by Queensland Government.