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2016 WA Beach Clean-up

2016WABCU1The 2016 West Australian Beach Clean-Up got off to a wild and woolly start last Saturday with some clean-ups having to be postponed or locations changed to foreshore areas due to big swell, high tides and wind that you could hardly stand up in. Others braved the conditions, persevering, with their efforts paying off. Sunday was a completely different day with much lighter winds and sunshine and as a result clean-ups were well attended, and huge amounts of marine debris and locally sourced litter was removed from our beautiful Western Australian coastline.

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2016 WA Beach Clean-up Oct 15 & 16

2016 WA Beach Clean up InstaThe 2016 West Australian Beach Clean-Up is rapidly approaching. Held on the 15th &16th October, this event will see volunteers right across this beautiful state of ours work together to clean up our coastline. Last year’s event saw over 1,200 people involved, with 5,528kg of rubbish removed from 268km of WA's coastline. We would love to see an even bigger effort this year - so we need your help!

All clean-up materials are provided, all you need to do is bring along some friends and make a day of it. You can register your favourite piece of coastline or riverside by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Volunteers can also join existing groups, to find an event near you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your location, and she can put you in touch with a local coordinator.

The WA Beach Clean-up is made possible by the State Government’s Natural Resource Management Program and Royalties for Regions program. Tangaroa Blue Foundation would like to to thank Keep Australia Beautiful WA, South West Catchments Council, WA Department of Fisheries, Department of Parks and Wildlife and local government authorities around the state, as well as all the amazing volunteers for their ongoing support on this annual event.

Bush Rangers out on the beach!

2016 Rangers HilarysOver 50 people attended a 'how to' presentation and clean-up activity at Hilary's Beach as part of the 2016 Bush and River Rangers Conference, held at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp in Perth. Ranger instructors were shown how to safely prepare and coordinate beach clean-ups, during the hands on practical 1,100 items of rubbish were removed from the beach and the information has been compiled and recorded into the Australian Marine Debris Database. Feedback was very positive and a number of instructors have signed up to coordinate clean-ups as part of the WA Beach Clean up event to be held over the weekend of October 15 & 16.

2015 WA Beach Clean Up Report Released

WABCURThe history of the West Australian Beach Clean-up is as old as Tangaroa Blue itself: for the 11th consecutive year, over 1,200 volunteers removed more than 5.5 tons of rubbish from the beaches of WA in October last year. A big thank you to Coastwest for the loyal funding all this time! We've finally crunched all the numbers and released the 2015 WA Beach Clean-Up Report!

It is time to stir the game up a little bit. For 11 years, the residents of WA proved to be committed and by now well trained beach warriors feeding a great deal of data into the Australian Marine Debris Database. Now we want to give you something back: In this year’s report we have bundled the data outcomes of the previous years into Natural Resource Management (NRM) Regions.

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Chidley Point Clean Up Australia Day

2016Perth scuba clean up teamThanks to everyone for making Sunday's clean-up a very successful event. Keep Australia Beautiful WA, EarthCarers, The Town of Mosman Park and Tangaroa Blue were joined by 80 volunteers, as well as 10 divers from Perth Scuba doing their bit under the water for Clean Up Australia Day at Chidley Point.

Our litter audit of just 5% of the bags showed the item littered most was paper and cardboard and paper packaging, glass beer bottles and broken bottles (many retrieved by my colleague Adam and family on the slope in front of where cars are parked), plastic plates, cutlery, straws and plastic drink bottles.

In total volunteers picked up 45 bags with an estimated weight of 270 kg! Volunteers also consumed 60 cups of coffee and managed to polish off all the morning tea on offer!

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