5 Beaches Loop Clean-up – Cape York, QLD

Five Beaches Loop is at the tip of the Cape York Peninsula and Australia, and will be our last Cape York clean-up camping trip for 2019!

Due to the proximity of the community of Bamaga, shopping facilities are a short trip away by car. The camp area has both toilets and showers on site. We will set up our kitchen and prepare our meals together, so all food and equipment will be provided. All you need to bring is your sleeping gear (tents, blankets, pillow, mattress, etc).

We will meet and depart from Cairns at 8am on the 21st of September. 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 on site, just let us know!

Dates:
Travel Cairns to Somerset: 21st & 22nd September 2019
Clean-up: 23rd – 27th September
Travel Somerset to Cairns: 28th & 29th September
For more information and to register please contact vanessa@tangaroablue.org
This event is being funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.

Chilli Beach Clean-up – Cape York, QLD

Chilli Beach is a 7km stretch of white tropical beach, fringed with coconut palms and impressive sand dunes, with magnificent pink sunrises that make this place paradise! Unfortunately, it is also another hotspot for marine debris in the remote Cape York region. We will rehabilitate the stretch of coastline over five days by removing, sorting and recording rubbish items from this picture-perfect paradise.

We will meet and depart from Cairns at 8am, traveling to Coen where we will spend our first night on the road. We will make some side stops over the two-day drive before reaching our campsite which we will call home for the next five days.
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 on site, just let us know!

We will be in close proximity to the Aboriginal community of Lockhart River, so basic shopping facilities are a relatively short trip away by car. The camp area is very basic with only toilets onsite and we will be able to do a shower run throughout the week to QLD Parks and Wildlife’s base.
We will set up our kitchen and prepare our meals together, so all food and equipment will be provided. All you need to bring is your sleeping gear (tents, blankets, pillow, mattress, etc).

Dates:
Travel Cairns to Chili Beach: 10th & 11th August 2019
Clean-up: 12th – 16th August
Travel Chili Beach to Cairns: 17th & 18th August
For more information and to register please contact vanessa@tangaroablue.org
This event is being funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.

Cape Kimberley Clean-up – Daintree – QLD

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Cape Kimberley Clean-up

When: 28th July 2019 @ 8:30am to 3pm

Pick-up Locations for a free shuttle bus from Cairns and Port Douglas (bookings essential – limited spots): (a) Tobruk Swim Pool bus stop (b) Smithfield bus stop (c) IGA Port Douglas

Join our team on Sunday 28th July for our third on-going quarterly clean-up for 2019 at Cape Kimberley, located on the northern side of the Daintree River in beautiful Far North QLD.

We’ll be meeting at the Cape Kimberley beach access at 8:30am. We will be providing transportation in a mini bus that will drive up from Cairns stopping at 3 pick-up locations:

– Tobruk Swimming Pool bus stop, Cairns @ 6am
– Smithfield bus stop, Cairns @ 6.15am
– IGA Port Douglas @ 7.15am

Please arrive at the allocated 15 minutes prior to pick up time and book your spot quick as limited seats are available. Please advise which location/time you’d like a pick-up and drop-off.

To find out more information / to book a seat or to register / sign up for ferry pass across the Daintree River – please email reefclean@tangaroablue.org

We will provide extra drinking water, snacks and lunch, sunscreen, all clean-up equipment including gloves and other safety gear.

Volunteers are asked to wear enclosed shoes, wear sun smart clothing, hats and sunnies, and please bring a reusable water bottle and a packed some extra snacks if you like.

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

The Cape Kimberley Clean-up is supported by the Douglas Shire Council and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

ReefClean Source Reduction Plan Workshop – Airlie Beach, QLD

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The Tangaroa Blue Foundation invites you to join the ReefClean Source Reduction Plan Workshop in Airlie Beach.

What is a Source Reduction Plan?

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 its 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.

Once you have good baseline data from a clean-up site, you can use this data to create an understanding of what are the most common items being found and where they might be coming from. This enables individuals and communities to engage with all likely stakeholders and partners to create a strategy that would stop those items collected from ever entering the environment in the first place.

Using data collected in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database (AMDI) from local clean-ups, this workshop will identify an item that is prevalent in the region and attendees will work together to create a plan to address it.

The workshop will be held at Queens Beach Hotel, 101 Golf Links Rd.

Wednesday the 19th of June, 2019, with lunch provided after the workshop.

To register, please visit: https://reefcleansrpairliebeach.eventbrite.com.au. For inquiries, please email info@tangaroablue.org

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.

ReefClean Source Reduction Plan Workshop – Bowen, QLD

Join ReefClean!

The Tangaroa Blue Foundation invites you to join the ReefClean Source Reduction Plan Workshop in Bowen.

What is a Source Reduction Plan?

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 its 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.

Once you have good baseline data from a clean-up site, you can use this data to create an understanding of what are the most common items being found and where they might be coming from. This enables individuals and communities to engage with all likely stakeholders and partners to create a strategy that would stop those items collected from ever entering the environment in the first place.

Using data collected in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database (AMDI) from local clean-ups, this workshop will identify an item that is prevalent in the region and attendees will work together to create a plan to address it.

The workshop will be held at Queens Beach Hotel, 101 Golf Links Rd.

Wednesday the 19th of June, 2019, with lunch provided after the workshop.

To register, please visit: https://reefcleansrpbowen.eventbrite.com.au. For inquiries, please email info@tangaroablue.org

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.

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