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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 26 - 27 Apr 2022
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am


Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone Marina, Gladstone, QLD, Australia
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27 Apr 2022


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sorting Day – Curtis and Facing Island Beach Clean-ups

Join our team to sort debris collected from Curtis and Facing Island clean-ups and record data for the Australia Marine Debris Initiative Database.

What: Curtis Island and Facing Island Sorting Day
When: Wednesday 27th April, 2022 – 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Where: Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre, 213 Alf Orourke Dr, Callemondah QLD 4680

To Register: Limited spaces are available so please contact Ian Anderson by email or phone 0458 737 760

The Curtis Island and Facing Island beach clean-ups are twice – yearly ReefClean Projects aimed at helping prevent marine debris impacting the Great Barrier Reef. The clean-up is undertaken by Tangaroa Blue coordinating a group of volunteers to collect marine debris, sort and enter into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.

This event will be done in with support from Gladstone Regional Council. The event will be used to highlight the significance of the area by engaging volunteers in marine debris removal, data collection and entry into the AMDI Database. The data will then be used to assist in identifying the source of the marine debris and to develop strategies that prevent it occurring in the future.

Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring sun/rain protection, and plenty of drinking water (1 to 2 litres is recommended). We try to ensure that all events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle. All equipment and drinking water top-ups will be provided.

We would like to acknowledge the Port Curtis Coral Coast people, (the Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Tarabilang Bunda groups) as Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet, and would also like to pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and emerging.

Please note this is a COVID Safe Event – we do require volunteers to register. Please ensure that you check the latest QLD Government COVID requirements and if you feel unwell, please don’t attend and stay at home, we’ll catch you at a future event.
ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation