ocean pollution

Cleaning up Tingalpa Creek, an enormous undertaking!

Cleaning up Tingalpa Creek, an enormous undertaking!

Commencing in March of this year, our Redlands River Warriors team have been kicking goals by removing vast amounts of rubbish from the popular Tingalpa Creek in the Redland City region near Brisbane. Made up of a variety of passionate local volunteers, they’ve battled plagues of mosquitos, fought against strong tidal currents and waded through waste-deep mud to retrieve day-to-day rubbish items that should have simply been disposed of correctly, or better yet, not been purchased in the first place!

River Warriors Gold Coast - Phase II: Source-reduction and education programs.

River Warriors Gold Coast - Phase II: Source-reduction and education programs.

Phase II of our Gold Coast River Warriors initiative on Tallebudgera Creek is in full-swing! Find out more about our education, outreach, citizen science and public-facing engagement programs which are turning the tide on marine pollution across the waterway.

Our Inaugural River Warriors Report Card Launch

Our Inaugural River Warriors Report Card Launch

7 months, 24 surveys, 19 volunteers, 429 volunteer hours and 40.2km travelled by kayak saw our team collect 22,925 items from the Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast, weighing in at 1,539kg! Our report and findings were released at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre in February and we are excited to be launching Phase II to address marine debris in Tallebudgera Creek at it’s source, whilst working with a variety of stakeholders towards long-term behavioural change.

Smoke Free Beaches - A Success Story in Byron Bay!

Smoke Free Beaches - A Success Story in Byron Bay!

Over the past year, Zoe White, our Byron Bay Co-ordinator, has worked with Kate Akkerman from Byron Shire Council and NSW EPA to conduct a range of trials and strategies in attempt to reduce cigarette butt litter across the Byron Shire. The result = a reduction in cigarette butt litter, a smoking ban on the Shire’s beaches and education programs that are driving long-term change!