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Passage Adventures: Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean

L M PassageIt's the Final Countdown! Australians Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon have been kayaking since May from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver Island, Canada. For Lucy, having done various multi-day paddles before, kayaking the Inside Passage has been a life-long dream. For Mathilde, who has had little kayaking experience, this is an exciting leap out of her comfort zone. The girls want to experience new places, take on the elements, connect with nature, challenge themselves and have fun!

They have used the 3-month-long paddle to raise awareness of marine debris issues, fundraise for those fighting for ocean protection and conservation and inspire others. The girls have both been living single-use plastic free since the beginning of 2016, and took their plastic free challenge to the next level by also paddling the Inside Passage single-use plastic free.

They have just 6 days left of paddling, planning to arrive at their finish point on August 4th. Help them hit the $20,000 mark before their boats hit the last shore after more than 2000km of kayaking! All proceeds go to Tangaroa Blue and Living Oceans Society, to run more beach clean-ups and use data collected to tackle marine debris and stop it at the source.

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Thanks to the trip sponsors Lupii Cafe, Kokatat, Werner Paddles, Boreal Design, Aquapac - 100% waterproof protection, Lunette Australia, She Flies and WindPaddle.

Heidi Taylor “18 Most Influential”

201807 OGIn the latest issue of Ocean Geographic Magazine, Founder and CEO of Tangaroa Blue Foundation and AMDI, Heidi Taylor, has been chosen as one of the 18 Most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation. The candidates were nominated and selected based on their influence, their effectiveness, and their conservation spirit.

“Conservation is a labour of love; a constant, arduous battle with successes that are few and far between. It is challenging and demanding... It is thus not surprising that many of the successful and influential conservationists are women — they tend to persevere through obstinate challenges, they are persuasive and demonstrate dogmatic passion in their cause.

Through her 14-year career, Heidi’s work has helped to log over 10 million items in the Australian Marine Debris Database, create over 100 Source Reduction Plans, and provided a platform for communities, schools, industries, government agencies and individuals focused on reducing the amount of marine debris washing into our oceans.

Ocean Geographic’s editor Evonne Ong states that articles such as these are important: “For not only do they highlight women scaling new heights and transforming the world, they show future generations what is possible.” Says Taylor, “I am honoured to have been chosen, and give full respect to all those women featured in the issue, along with all those who continually fight for our oceans. It must have been difficult to select among so many amazing women around the world.”
More information on the article can be found on their website: http://www.ogsociety.org/

Donate for EOFY!

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It’s already June and as the end of the month approaches it’s also the end of the financial year. So if you’ve been meaning to donate, or have some cash to spare, this is a great time to make a tax-deductible donation to Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

Make your donation here before 30 June and remember that every dollar over $2 donated is tax deductible and will help us to continue to expand the Australian Marine Debris Initiative removing and preventing marine debris and plastic pollution!

AMDI App Launch!!

appTangaroa Blue Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) App to provide a platform for citizen scientists and AMDI partners to contribute data from their clean-up activities to the AMDI Database. This data enables the tracking of marine debris and litter items back to the source, so that source reduction plans can be implemented to stop the flow of rubbish into our oceans.

The app will be launched Tuesday 19 June at Black Head Surf Life Saving Club in NSW, and will be supported by three short training events for interested volunteers at Speers Point, Stockton and Forster from June 17-20. Anyone keen to register to attend the launch or one of the training sessions is invited to sign up via the Hunter Local Land Services events page: https://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/events


We are hiring!

Tangaroa Blue LogoTangaroa Blue Foundation has a position open for a personal assistant to support our CEO. The successful applicant needs to be able to travel, have a home office, be able to spread a minimum of 16hrs across the week including weekends. 

Please send a maximum two page resume addressing your experience in the folloiwng criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm AEST May 31st, 2018.