Cash to help clean up efforts

According to the Department of Planning, which approved the grant, the foundation planned to expand the WA Beach Clean Up event in its 10th year and involved 1500 volunteers at 130 sites across the State.

‘The event will work with local partners to engage volunteers, remove marine debris, collect and submit data into the Australian Marine Debris Database,’ the department’s website said.

‘This data is used by local, state and federal government agencies to find practical ways of reducing marine debris.

‘Tangaroa Blue aims to hold a source reduction plan workshop in each NRM region after the event to create local mitigation strategies for locally sourced debris.’

The foundation will run clean-ups in October involving organisations including the departments of fisheries and parks and wildlife and Keep Australia Beautiful WA.