Sea Shepherd Australia’s marine debris team is hosting a beach clean-up this Sunday 25 August at Port Noarlunga between 10am – noon. In partnership with a number of different parties highlighted below, this will be a huge community event with everyone invited to join in the fun whilst playing an important role in helping keep our beaches and oceans clean from lethal plastic pollution that threatens all marine life.
The primary reason for the location of this event at the Port Noarlunga Jetty is to celebrate the Department of Environment and Water’s (DEW) celebration of Noarlunga as Marine Park of the Month. DEW’s marine park rangers will be in attendance with a number of fun educational activities for the kids.
For those up for a bit of exercise, there’s the opportunity to join in a fun run hosted by Jonathan McMillan who is keen to raise awareness for his entry to the ‘Bali Hope Run/Walk raising money toward recycling facilities and education in Bali.
Starting with sign up at 10am, the run will start at 10.15am. Participants can run just as far as they feel up to on the day (full run is 4.5km) then enjoy a walk back to the jetty collecting rubbish on the way back.
The team from Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries will also be present, to talk about their public snorkeling events – many of which happen off the Port Noarlunga reef over summer. Finally, the ‘SA Men’s Health Club’ (a welcoming social group whose goal is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their members and set a positive example for all men) will be attending and they of course, will be happy to talk to anyone wanting to learn more about their organisation.
Everyone of all ages are welcome – some buckets, gloves and tongs are supplied but if you have some to bring then please do.
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About Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign
Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Campaign was launched in 2016. Since then, over 550 beach and waterway clean-ups have been conducted engaging over 23,000 thousand volunteers around the country.
It is estimated that every year one million seabirds and 100,000 turtles and marine mammals such as dolphins, whales and seals die due to plastic pollution in the oceans.