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Help Strengthen QLD's Biodiversity

Marine PestsTangaroa Blue Foundation is assisting QLD's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries by providing information on marine pests found during our beach clean-up events and we encourage our QLD volunteers and partners to also get involved. 

Completing a simple survey could play an important part in strengthening Queenslander’s marine pest biosecurity. That is why Biosecurity Queensland are asking anyone who works or enjoys time in Queensland’s magnificent marine environment to complete the online survey which is open until 29 March 2019.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/823NMW6 

Media release: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/3/11/help-strengthen-queenslands-marine-pest-biosecurity 

Biosecurity Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/biosecurityqld/

Pictured: Asian green mussel; Harris mud crabs; Japanese seaweed.

Container Deposit Scheme

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As you may be aware, the Container Refund Scheme is now in effect in Queensland and TBF is accepting your donations. There are several methods of turning in recyclables:  Reverse Vending Machines (RVM’s), Drop off points, Over-the-counter depots and Commercial depots (for very large amounts). If you are turning in bottles to benefit TBF, you must quote our scheme ID: C10033976.  For locations and more information, visit: www.containersforchange.com.au.

Great Barrier Reef Tender

201304 SurfriderTangaroa Blue Foundation and Conservation Volunteers Australia are excited to announce that we have been engaged by the Australian Government to deliver a $5 million program of local actions to clean-up and prevent litter from entering Great Barrier Reef waterways over the next five years.

Heidi Taylor, CEO and founder of Tangaroa Blue Foundation states, “We are excited that this funding from the Australian Government will enable us, together with our local AMDI partners, to develop and implement a strategic plan over the next five years to tackle marine debris across the Reef and to address the increasing threat it represents to this natural icon.”

As Australia’s largest environmental volunteer engagement organisation, Conservation Volunteers Australia will work in close collaboration with Tangaroa Blue Foundation and a range of local project partners to build on existing efforts to clean up the Reef.

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ReefBlitz 2018

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A total of 10 coastal and waterway clean-up events ran from October 12th to November 10th around the Townsville area as part of the 2018 ReefBlitz!

Events took place at Aplin’s Weir, Apex Park and Southern Port Road along the Ross River as well as Shelly Cove, Rowe’s Bay and Pallarenda Beach, Balgal Beach just north of the city, plus Nelly, Alma, Geoffrey, Florence and Horseshoe Bays over at Magnetic Island.

Across these sites, collaboration amongst partners and the local community engaged 130 participants that recovered a total of 280 kilograms of discarded litter and marine debris over just 5 days from Townsville’s and Magnetic Island’s coastline, helping protect local marine habitats and nursery grounds of the green sea turtle population, the rare dugong, shark species and migrating whales.

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$5 million to tackle marine debris across the GBR

201408 Woody2Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Conservation Volunteers Australia are excited to announce that we have been engaged by the Australian Government to deliver a $5 million program of local actions to clean-up and prevent litter from entering Great Barrier Reef waterways over the next five years.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. In 2004, Tangaroa Blue Foundation established the Australian Marine Debris Initiative which has a network of over 1,000 partners, engaging over 120,000 volunteers and removing more than 1,000 tonnes of litter from Australia’s marine environment.

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