Busselton Jetty is hosting a Beach Clean-up Day in conjunction with Tangaroa Blue and the Underwater Explorers Club to collect and record marine debris found above and below the water’s surface.
Join hundreds of volunteers gathering across WA to look after our beautiful coastlines!
Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australian-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, one of the major environmental issues worldwide.
- 18,000 pieces of plastic are estimated to float in every square kilometre of ocean.
- 633 species worldwide including 77 Australian species are impacted by marine debris.
- Over 75% of what is removed from our beaches is made of plastic.
But if all we do is clean up that is all we will ever do. To successfully solve the problem, the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) was created, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities and organisations that contribute data from rubbish collected during beach and river clean-up events to the AMDI Database, and then work on solutions to stop the flow of litter at the source. The AMDI helps communities look after their coastal environment by providing resources and support programs, and collaborates with industry and government to create change on a large scale.
Please register your attendance before 7th October to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to bring your hat, sunscreen, gloves and enclosed shoes.
For more information visit Tangaroa Blue