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Port Kembla Beach Clean 16th Oct from 3pm

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The Community groups who are actively taking part in the event are as follows:

* The Surfrider Foundation South Coast Branch
* University of Wollongong Surfrider Club & Society
* Project Waves 4 Water
* Beach Clean Ups Illawarra
* Fair Food Foragers
* FishThinkers
* Intrepid Landcare Illawarra
* ConservationVolunteers Australia
* Responsible Runners Wollongong
* Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Team 
We all share the same vision and want the same outcomes.
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Double Island Clean Up - Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast

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Pack your surfboards and camping gear, we're on the beach again on 7-8-9 OCT for the DOUBLE ISLAND CLEAN UP / CAMPING WEEKEND. Book it in your diaries & register your details now. 

The Sunshine Coast branch is hosting it’s MASSIVE bi-annual / award winning Double Island Clean Up / Camping weekend, Literally hundreds of people converge on the beaches north of Noosa for a 60km beach clean up blitz with FEE Exempt Camping & 4x4 access for all volunteers!
We have conducted many clean ups in the region before, and we’re raising the bar yet again! Of the average 2 TONNES of rubbish and marine debris picked up off the beaches and dunes every 6 months, this time we're helping directly recycle the plastic pollution into furniture through a national partnership being initiated at this event! We will be also recycling as much else as possible and recording our findings through an international database. 

After all the positive activism, volunteers can WIN a share in over $3500 worth of PRIZES in the Complimentary Prize Raffle and as part of Educational Presentations! The local Traditional Owners from Kabi Kabi will also join us for a cultural awareness and community engagement workshop. Plus there is a FREE BBQ & Live Music by the campfire on Saturday arvo to help us celebrate the guaranteed success of the event. 

It's a WIN, WIN for everyone, but most importantly for our oceans, beaches and all biomass! ALL WELCOME! Bring your family and friends and help us spread the word. Stay one day or make it a long weekend, it's your call. Let’s have a great weekend in paradise together and help to keep this magical place clean, now and into the future! 

Register your details to: cleanupdoubleisland@gmail.com 
Copy and paste the following and fill out your details:
- Vehicle rego number:
- Vehicle make/model: 
- How many volunteers are coming:
- How many tents / campers / etc:
- How many nights ( Fri &/or Sat):

It's that easy. 
Once you register you will be added to the growing list of ocean activists. 
An info pack & your permits will be emailed out in the week prior to event. 
!!!! REGISTRATION CLOSES (for volunteers fee excemptions) Monday 3rd October. So we can have all details to QPWS in time. So don't miss out…. 
Register your family, friends, community group or business now.

FRIDAY. Come set up camp & make it a long weekend….. Clean up starts when you're set up. 
SATURDAY is the main day for most activism and the fun packed evening.
SUNDAY is data collation, rubbish removal and pack down.

For general enquiries, partnerships and interviews please call: 
Craig 0415 670 639 / Aaron 0449 686 746
or email: cleanupdoubleisland@gmail.com

www.surfrider.org.au
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRp4xu274qE
 

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Win the Ultimate Quiver raffle

UQ_Instagram_2.jpg1st Prize = '5 SURFBOARDS SHAPED BY 5 OF AUSTRALIA'S LEGENDARY SHAPERS!’

+ 5 board bags, 5 Gorilla tailpads, 5 FSC2 fin sets and 5 leg ropes 

Terry Fitzgerald, classic retro shaped board
Simon Anderson, step-up thruster board
Firewire, Ecoboard
Darren Handley, high-performance board
Bob McTavish, longboard 

All funds raised through the Ultimate Quiver raffle will help Surfrider to run campaigns, education programs and conservation activities as well as to raise further awareness on important coastal issues, such as plastics and pollution. 

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Ballina Branch Formation over Shark Econet Injustice

The NSW DPI and local government have began installation of a shark eco-barrier across Lighthouse Beach in Ballina. This shark eco-barrier will run directly through local surfers most utilised resource – Lighthouse Beach’s prized surf break.

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Demand SAND for Collaroy/Narrabeen

In 2002, we STOOD for the beach and drew a LINE IN THE SAND. Over 3,000 members of the local community came together to protect our beach.SEAWALLS profoundly DAMAGE BEACHES as well as SURF QUALITY. You can see this at Narrabeen/Collaroy right now. We must DEMAND MORE SAND to cover and compensate for the rock seawall. Substantial reserves of suitable sand can be found a few kilometres offshore and could be readily transported to repair the dune-damaged beach...

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Senate report on Marine Plastic Pollution released

In April 2016 the Senate released the Final Report of its inquiry into Marine Plastic Pollution. This inquiry had been initiated by Green's Senator (Tas), Peter Whish-Wilson (a former Director of Surfrider Foundation). Surfrider made a written submission and also gave evidence in-person to the inquiry. 

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Great Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage Comes to an End

Surfrider's Andy Gray, members from the Parks Australia’s Marine Protected Areas team, CSIRO, and several marine debris NGO representatives finished the Great Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage this past Thursday, the 23rd of June. The Coral Sea covers roughly 1 million square kilometers of water - approximately 3 times the size of its neighbor the Great Barrier Reef - and is home to an array of spectacular reef systems created by underwater mountains.

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First week in the Coral Sea is a success!

After 2 days of transit in the High Seas, the vessel and its crew arrived successfully to East Diamnond islet for their first clean in the Great Coral Sea. This beautiful coral environment, located 400km offshore, has little to no visitation from the outside world. These habitats do not experience any type of fishing or tourism, and are one of the last reef systems before the Pacific opens up to New Caledonia.

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Andys Great Coral Sea Trip

Surfrider's Andy Gray, members of the Parks Australia’s Marine Protected Areas team, CSIRO and several marine debris NGO representatives departed from Mackay this past saturday, 11th of June, to begin the Coral Sea Voyage. They left the harbor on the Iron Joy (pictured below) to begin their 12 day journey to tackle marine debris and collect research on the species that inhabit the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve.

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Surfrider in Action: The Great Coral Sea Marine debris cleanup and bio-discovery voyage 2016

Surfrider Foundation will be partaking in the upcoming Great Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage. The voyage will take members from Parks Australia’s Marine Protected Areas team along with CSIRO and several marine debris NGO representatives, including Surfrider, on a 12 day trip (11thJun – 23rd Jun) around islands in the Great Coral Sea to...

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