Sources of land-based debris include inappropriate or illegal dumping of domestic and industrial rubbish, public littering, poorly managed waste dumps, beachgoers and fishermen.

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Whitsunday Previous Clean Up 2010

29th October 2010

Sponsor: Eco Barge Services
Roma Point, South Molle Island

The Channel Seven Queensland Weekender production team made a short documentary on the Eco Barge. Our four volunteers and the Channel Seven crew helped to remove marine debris at Woody Bay, South Molle Island. What a great day, with our volunteers showing what our Marine Debris Removal Program is all about.
4 Volunteers + Channel Seven Crew

68 kgs of marine debris collected

27th October 2010

Sponsor: Market Stall Trip
Double Bay, Mainland
8 Volunteers

905 kgs of marine debris collected

26th October 2010

Sponsor: Market Stall Trip
Double Cone Island
10 Volunteers

242 kgs of marine debris collected

11th October 2010

Sponsor: Eco Barge Services
Roma Point, South Molle Island

We had a special trip to take George Christensen, our local MP, out to see marine debris within the Whitsunday region.
8 Volunteers

42 kgs of marine debris collected

6th October 2010

Sponsor: Market Stall Trip
Grimston Point and Double Bay Hut
7 Volunteers

637 kgs of marine debris collected

10th September 2010

Sponsor: Whitsunday Regional Council
Bottle Top Beach, Hook Island
6 Volunteers

108 kgs of marine debris collected

17th August 2010

Sponsor: Whitsunday Lions Club
Pandanus Bay, Long Island
7 Volunteers

305 kgs of marine debris collected

31st July 2010

Sponsor: Charter Yachts Australia
Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island
5 Volunteers

181 kgs of marine debris collected

July 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Edges Boatyard
Whitsunday Sailing Club to Cannonvale Beach, Mainland

Edges Boatyard teamed up with Eco Barge to undertake six trips over two weeks to remove many large pieces of wreckage that were scattered along the foreshore from the Whitsunday Sailing Club to Cannonvale Beach.
8 Volunteers

24,762 kgs of marine debris collected

2nd June 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Reef Catchments
Bluff Point, Mainland
6 volunteers

1,581 kgs of marine debris collected

28th May 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Reef Catchments
Bluff Point, Mainland
6 volunteers

2,080 kgs of marine debris collected

25th May 2010

Sponsor: Reef Catchments
Torres Herald Bay, Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island and Henning Island
5 Volunteers

296 kgs of marine debris collected

20th May 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Reef Catchments
Stones Beach, Masts Beach and Bluff Point, Mainland
8 Volunteers

2,145 kgs of marine debris collected

27th April 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Whitsunday Regional Council
Bluff Point, Mainland
7 Volunteers

2,450 kgs of marine debris collected

8th April 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Reef Catchments
Bluff Point, Mainland
6 Volunteers

3,000 kgs of marine debris collected

31st March 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Reef Catchment Public Fund
Airlie Beach Foreshore
8 Volunteers

3,600 kgs of marine debris collected

30th March 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Whitsunday Regional Council
Airlie Beach Foreshore
12 Volunteers

3,400 kgs of marine debris collected

27th March 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Whitsunday Regional Council
Airlie Beach Foreshore
12 Volunteers

1,500 kgs of marine debris collected

26th March 2010 post-cyclone clean up

Sponsor: Whitsunday Regional Council
Port of Airlie Beach, Able Point Rock Walls and VMR beach
12 Volunteers

4,200 kgs of marine debris collected

7th March 2010 Clean Up Australia Day

Sponsor: Eco Barge Services
Bluff Point, Mainland

Took the local Scouts group out for Clean Up Australia Day
7 Volunteers

33 kgs of marine debris collected

23rd February 2010

Sponsor: Reef Catchments Public Fund
Turtle Bay and Pine Bay, South Molle Island
6 Volunteers

110 kgs of marine debris collected

8th February 2010

Sponsor: Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society
Pine Bay, South Molle Island and Denman Island
8 Volunteers

323 kgs of marine debris collected





















Marine debris removed from the
Whitsunday islands since July 2009
= 153,152 kilograms