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2015 Clean Up

May 2015

The sixth Mackay Coastal Clean Up was held on 23 and 24 May and thanks to BMA, all our supporters and beach adopters, as well as the Mackay and Sarina community the event was an amazing success! A total of 326 volunteers joined us over the weekend to remove 4,758 kilograms of marine debris, which trulty is a fantastic result.

This Clean Up focused on ten beaches in the Mackay and Sarina regions, 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. 

Unbelievably the rain held off on Saturday until the clean up had finished with 200 volunteers assisted us in removing a huge 2,514 kilograms of marine debris from five beaches.

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

Shoal Point                        468 kgs 
Harbour Beach                1,051 kgs 
Town Beach                       252 kgs 
Far Beach                          418 kgs 
Dudgeon Point                    325 kgs 

A smaller number of volunteers joined for the clean up on Sunday but another large tally was achieved with the 126 volunteers helping us to remove 2,244 kilograms of marine debris from a further five beaches.

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

Half Tide & Salonika Beach  66 kgs 
North Mick Ready Beach    161 kgs 
Mick Ready Beach             658 kgs 
Sarina & Campwin Beach   163 kgs 
Cape Palmerston               980 kgs 

A huge thank you to everyone that was involved in this Mackay Coastal Clean Up, especially BMA; Conservation Volunteers Australia; Eimeo State School; GHD; Reef Catchments; Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group; North Queensland Bulk Ports; Mackay Regional Council; Mackay Land Rover Club Inc; Sarina Surf Life Saving Club; 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
• The Rotary Club of Mackay North Inc

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