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2014 Clean Ups

October 2014

The fifth Mackay Coastal Clean Up was held on 18 and 19 October and thanks to BMA HPX3 project, all our supporters and beach adopters, as well as the Mackay community the event was a huge success! A total of 329 volunteers joined us over the weekend to remove 3,124 kilograms of marine debris, which is another amazing result. 

The Clean Up focused on ten beaches in the Mackay area, with marine debris being removed from all beaches between 9am and 11:30am and then being followed by a thank you barbeque from 12 noon. 

The slight winds, but beautiful clear weather on Saturday saw 197 volunteers joining us to remove a massive 2,145 kilograms of marine debris from six beaches. It was fantastic to have so many volunteers, with a special mention going out to the students from Eimeo State School that returned for their second year to assist with the Clean Up.

The following kilograms were collected from each beach on the Saturday: 

Shoal Point                        630 kgs 
Dolphin Heads                    203 kgs 
Blacks Beach                     237 kgs                                       Lamberts Beach                 305 kgs 
North Harbour Beach          134 kgs 
Dudgeon Point                    636 kgs

The extremely windy weather on the Sunday is believed to have kept some of our registered volunteers away, but our wonderful beach adopters and another 132 volunteers, including 45 students from Seaforth State School helped us to remove a further 979 kilograms of marine debris from the last four beaches. 

The following kilograms were collected from each beach on the Sunday: 

Harbour Beach                   228 kgs 
Town Beach                       436 kgs 
Far Beach                          147 kgs 
Cape Hillsborough              168 kgs 

A huge thank you to everyone that was involved in this Mackay Coastal Clean Up, especially BMA HPX3 Project and Eimeo Road State School; Conservation Volunteers; Engineers Australia Mackay Regional Group; Mackay Regional Council; Dig-It! Landscapes; Aurecon; GHD; Reef Catchments; Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group; Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service and North Queensland Bulk Ports for adopting a beach and helping to make this event a great success. 

This clean up was also proudly supported by:  

• Mackay Regional Council 
• Kapow Interactive 
• Zinc FM 
• Seven Local News
• Standout Public Relations 
• The Rotary Club of Mackay North Inc

 

May 2014

The fourth Mackay Coastal Clean Up was held on 24 and 25 May and thanks to BMA HPX3 project, all our supporters and beach adopters, as well as the Mackay and Sarina community the event was a huge success! A total of 291 volunteers joined us over the weekend to remove 3,556 kilograms of marine debris, which truly is a fantastic result. 

This Clean Up focused on ten beaches in the Sarina area, with marine debris being removed from all beaches between 9am and 11:30am and then being followed by a thank you barbeque from 12 noon. 

After the forecast of rain we could not have been happier with the brilliant blue skies that appeared on Saturday as 157 volunteers assisted us in removing an astonishing 1,781 kilograms of marine debris from five beaches. It was fantastic to see so many return volunteers getting involved in the clean up again, and equally as exciting to have the fresh faces of all the students and their families from Alligator Creek State School.

The following kilograms were collected from each beach on the Saturday: 

Lousia Creek Beach             82 kgs 
Half Tide Beach                  353 kgs 
Salonika Beach                  265 kgs 
North Mick Ready Beach     429 kgs 
Mick Ready Beach              652 kgs 

Unbelievably, the weather was even more stunning on the Sunday as another group of fantastic beach adopters and 134 volunteers helped us to remove 1,775 kilograms of marine debris from five more beaches in the Sarina region.

The following kilograms were collected from each beach on the Sunday: 

Mick Readys Point               66 kgs 
Campwin Beach                 113 kgs 
Sarina Beach                     185 kgs 
Armstrong Beach               530 kgs 
Cape Palmerston               881 kgs 

A huge thank you to everyone that was involved in this Mackay Coastal Clean Up, especially BMA HPX3 Project and Coal Port Community and Recreation Association; Conservation Volunteers; Alligator Creek State School; Aurecon; Mackay Land Rover Club Inc; newsXpress Sarina; Sarina Surf Life Saving Club; Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association; Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service and Mackay & District 4WD Club for adopting a beach and helping to make this event a great success. 

This clean up was also proudly supported by:  

• Mackay Regional Council
• Kapow Interactive
• Zinc FM
• Seven Local News
• Standout Public Relations 
• The Rotary Club of Mackay North Inc
















Marine debris removed from the
Whitsunday islands since July 2009
= 174,764 kilograms