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Erosion, Swells and Lots of Hands on the Beach

2013WABCUThe 9th annual WA Beach Clean Up saw over 1400 volunteers hit the beaches armed with clean up bags and gloves ready to make a difference. Held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of October, this state-wide event saw beaches from north of Broome right through to Esperance and as far out as the Cocos Islands cleaned up.

It was perfect timing for the event, particularly in the south west where storms and nine metre swells have been battering the region, wreaking havoc on the coastline, causing major erosion in places, sweeping some beaches clean and depositing large amounts of ocean going debris on other stretches of coastline.

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WA Beach Clean Up Volunteers Needed!

WA Beach Cleanup 2013 ReneeWith more than 110 clean-up sites around Western Australia, this weekend is looking to be our biggest beach clean-up event in the 9 years since the WA Beach Clean Up started!!

Below is a list of groups registered for the 2013 WA Beach Clean Up who are inviting volunteers to join them. If you are interested in joining one of these groups please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Clean up site name and Coordinator name and I will forward your details on to the appropriate person.

Also if you would like to register a beach for the event, there are still beaches needing a bit of love and care! Just email us and we can organise all clean up materials for you.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

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2013 West Australian Beach Clean Up Countdown!

2012 10 14 SmithsThe countdown to the 9th annual West Australian Beach Clean Up is well and truly on. Registrations are rolling in from around the state, one from as far afield as the Cocos Islands off the WA coast. The event will be held over the weekend of October 12 & 13 and anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact the Event Coordinator Renee Mouritz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0437511620 for further information.

Data collected during the clean ups helps build a bigger picture of the marine debris issue around Western Australia and the data can be used by community, government and industry to find practical ways of stopping marine debris from entering our waterways in the first place.

How you can help out: Volunteers are invited to register as an individual or as a group and nominate a beach or stretch of coastline they will clean up over the clean up weekend. All materials, volunteer insurance and logistical support will be provided, all we need is lots of energy and many hands to help remove marine debris from the coast.

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Plastic Free July!

20130702 MRTangaroa Blue were honoured to be invited to have an information stand at the Plastic Free July family afternoon held in Margaret River on 30th June. The event was a way of raising awareness of how much plastic we use and dispose of in our everyday lives and to showcase plastic free alternatives such as refillable drink bottles, reusable shopping bags, eco-friendly takeaway packaging etc. The afternoon was well attended by interested locals all with a common goal of minimising their plastic use over the month of July.

We found the afternoon a great way to raise awareness of the unfortunate end result of a world obsessed with plastic, oceans filled with it, and were happy to inspire and engage some more volunteers for the upcoming annual WA Beach Clean Up event this October. Good luck to all of those brave enough to have signed up to the Plastic Free July challenge!

World Expeditions Joins the WA Beach Clean Up!

2012 DeepdeneWorld Expeditions is one of the world's leading adventure travel companies offering ground breaking itineraries on every continent. The company has been operating small group trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1975.

They are widely recognised for ground breaking Responsible Tourism initiatives. In particular, the award winning Community Project Travel Program and as part of this program hikers are invited to help out with the 2014 WA Beach Clean Up in the stunning Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park in the world-renowned Margaret River region.

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