Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Team to hold beach clean-up in Jindalee


Gemma Hickey and Sharon Burke are part of the team for this weekend’s beach clean-up. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d460535
Gemma Hickey and Sharon Burke are part of the team for this weekend’s beach clean-up. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d460535

THE Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Team will hold a beach clean-up in Jindalee for the Tangaroa Blue Foundation this weekend.

Woodvale resident Gemma Hickey said the October 15 event was open to the public, with the team meeting near Jindalee Boulevard’s western carpark.

“Marine life needs healthy oceans and so do humans,” she said.

“We all can do our bit to help stop plastic pollution entering our oceans.

“Joining a beach clean-up is a great way to make a start to prevent the trash going back into the sea.”

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Volunteers should wear enclosed shoes and bring water, but not in single-use plastic bottles. Tangaroa Blue’s annual beach clean-up involves counting and sorting debris to record in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative database, highlighting hot spots for litter and debris.

Yanchep resident Natalie John said locals would hold a clean-up along Yanchep Beach, meeting at Fisherman’s Hollow by 8am and collecting litter up to the former Club Capricorn site.

She said participants should bring a non-plastic refillable bottle, hat, sunscreen and gloves, plus a rain jacket if the weather requires it.

“We will be going ahead unless it is hailing or the rain is extremely heavy and the winds make it way to hard to hold a bag for the rubbish,” she said.

“Woolworths in Yanchep have sponsored a much deserved supply for a barbecue with those whom got out of bed and help us keep our beach looking beautiful.”

BEACH CLEAN UP

What: Tangaroa Blue initiative

Who: Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Team

When: Saturday, October 15 from 9-11am

Where: Jindalee Beach, Jindalee Boulevard

More: www.tangaroablue.org