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Alva Beach Clean-up, Ayr - QLD

From October 14, 2017 8:30 am until October 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Posted by Heidi Taylor
Categories: Beach Clean Ups
Tags: ReefBlitz,
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Alva Beach is a popular location for beach activities and water sports. Just 12nm off Alva's coastline rests the 106 year sunken SS Yongala shipwreck which has become a magnificent artificial reef housing an array of species including sea turtles, sharks, rays, fish, corals and more; all which are vulnerable to marine debris ingestion or entanglement.

Unfortunately, Alva Beach is a hotspot for marine debris, litter and illegal dumping which Tangaroa Blue volunteers, with the help of Burdekin Shire Council and Gudjuda Reference Group, have been removin and monitoring over the past few years.

This year the clean-up will align with the Great Northern Clean-up and the Reef Citizen Science Alliance's ReefBlitz events on October 14th 2017. We will be meeting at Alva Beach Park near the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club at 8:30am. Please bring a reusable water bottle and wear enclosed shoes, a hat, sunnies, sunscreen and sun smart clothing. The event will finish by 1:00pm with a sausage sizzle lunch provided.

To register or for more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Ph: 0488 665 507.

This event is supported by NQ Dry Tropics through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

To check out more ReefBlitz events happening in the month of October visit:

http://www.reefcitizenscience.org/get-involved/reefblitz-2017/reefblitz-2017-townsville