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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 21 Jan 2021
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone Marina, Gladstone, QLD, Australia
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22 Jan 2021


9:30 am - 12:00 pm

What’s down Our Drains Litter Trap Audit – Gladstone

What:What’s down Our Drains litter trap audit – Gladstone
When: Friday 22nd January 2021 | 9.30am-12pm
Where:Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) Alf O’Rourke Drive, Gladstone Marina Services (next door to Curtis Ferry Services)
To Register:Please emailjodi@tangaroablue.org
The What’s Down Our Drains project has seen a number of at-source litter traps, known as Drain Buddies, installed in hotspot locations around Gladstone. The purpose of this project is to prevent and identify land-based sources of marine debris polluting Gladstone’s waterways and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Understanding the type of litter helps us put in place strategies to reduce its release into the environment in the first place.
Join us for the January round of audits to see what has been captured! Tangaroa Blue will provide training on the data collection along with project partners Fitzroy Basin Association.
Tangaroa Blue will provide all PPE, volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring their own lunch/snacks and drinking water.
To register, please emailjodi@tangaroablue.org.
The What’s Down Our Drains program, has been initiated as part of the Local Action Community Reef Protection Grant, funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The program is delivered by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) and Tangaroa Blue Foundation with support from the Capricorn Coast and Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committees.
Please note this is a COVID Safe Event – we do require volunteers to register by emailingjodi@tangaroablue.org. Please ensure that you check the latest QLD Government COVID requirementshttps://www.qld.gov.au/…/public…/movements-gatherings – and if you feel unwell – please don’t attend and stay at home – we’ll catch you at another event in the future ?