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Donate for EOFY!

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It’s already June and as the end of the month approaches it’s also the end of the financial year. So if you’ve been meaning to donate, or have some cash to spare, this is a great time to make a tax-deductible donation to Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

Make your donation here before 30 June and remember that every dollar over $2 donated is tax deductible and will help us to continue to expand the Australian Marine Debris Initiative removing and preventing marine debris and plastic pollution!

AMDI App Launch!!

appTangaroa Blue Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) App to provide a platform for citizen scientists and AMDI partners to contribute data from their clean-up activities to the AMDI Database. This data enables the tracking of marine debris and litter items back to the source, so that source reduction plans can be implemented to stop the flow of rubbish into our oceans.

The app will be launched Tuesday 19 June at Black Head Surf Life Saving Club in NSW, and will be supported by three short training events for interested volunteers at Speers Point, Stockton and Forster from June 17-20. Anyone keen to register to attend the launch or one of the training sessions is invited to sign up via the Hunter Local Land Services events page: https://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/events


We are hiring!

Tangaroa Blue LogoTangaroa Blue Foundation has a position open for a personal assistant to support our CEO. The successful applicant needs to be able to travel, have a home office, be able to spread a minimum of 16hrs across the week including weekends. 

Please send a maximum two page resume addressing your experience in the folloiwng criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm AEST May 31st, 2018.


Tangaroa Blue & Kathmandu clean-up events

Kathmandu 2018Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Kathmandu are teaming up on April 15th in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for their second joint clean-up to help protect the environment and promote awareness on the issues of marine debris!

If you'd like to join the fun please complete your registration via the Kathmandu Summit Club Volunteering Page

The event details are as follows, and you can find more information about the meeting spots on the event pages below:

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


Sixth International Marine Debris Conference

6IMDCSocialMediaImageHeidi Taylor, Tangaroa Blue Managing Director, recently attended the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, in San Diego, 12–16 March. These conferences are held infrequently — the last was in Hawaii in 2011. Heidi gave two presentations, one on citizen science programs and one on the Australian Marine Debris Initiative being a national marine debris hub. Some interesting presentations and discussions were had over the course of the week including the following.


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