We are inviting local organisations and community groups to support the Clean Up event by “adopting” one of the target beaches for the day.
What is adopting a beach?
The main responsibility of our Beach Supporters is to assist us in promoting the Mackay Coastal Clean Up within the community to make sure we clean as much coastline as possible.
By registering for a beach you are indicating your commitment to try and source as many volunteers as possible from your organisation or business. Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. will also be co-ordinating individual volunteer registrations to then ensure that each beach receives enough volunteers to allow it to be effectively cleaned.
If you have adopted a beach you, or representatives of your organisation, are required to meet the Eco Barge Clean Seas Team Leaders at 8am on the day of the Clean Up. These fully trained Team Leaders will then support you throughout the day to assist you and the volunteers to successfully clean your beach.
We will supply collection bags, gloves, sun cream and water. All you and your volunteers will need to bring is sun smart clothes, long pants, enclosed shoes, hat and sunglasses.
The Clean Up will be followed by a BBQ at 12 noon to thank everyone for their support.
Why adopt a beach?
All organisations that adopt a beach will be acknowledged alongside your adopted beach on our website, as well as on the Mackay Coastal Clean Up flyers and posters.
Each organisation that adopts a beach will also have the opportunity to have a display stall at the thank you BBQ after the Clean Up event.
How do I adopt a beach?
To become a supporter, all you need to do is register your interest for one of the beaches.
How else can I support the Mackay Coastal Clean Up?
Any other in-kind contributions are also always appreciated. Please contact us if you have any other ideas of how you and your organisation, or community group, would be interested in supporting us during this event.
To become a supporter, all you need to do is register your interest for one of the following beaches:
Saturday 23 May
o Shoal Point – meet at end of O'Brien Esplande (north) Adopted by Eimeo State School and Conservation Volunteers Australia o Harbour Beach – meet at East Point Drive south of Surf Club car park Adopted by GHD o Town Beach – meet at Iluka Park Adopted by Reef Catchments o Far Beach – meet at Illawong Park opposite volleyball courts Adopted by Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group o Dudgeon Point – Restricted Access Adopted by North Queensland Bulk Ports
Thank you BBQ at Surf Club Park, Harbour Beach
Sunday 24 May
o Half Tide/Salonika Beach – meet at Grendon Park Adopted by Mackay Regional Council o North Mick Ready Beach – meet at Grendon Park Adopted by Eco Barge Clean Seas o Mick Ready Beach – meet at Hillside Drive Park Adopted by Mackay Land Rover Club Inc. o Sarina Beach – meet at Sarina Beach Park Adopted by Sarina Surf Life Saving Club o Cape Palmerston – meet at Beach Access Adopted by Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service and Mackay & District 4WD Club
Thank you BBQ at Grendon Park, Salonika Beach
Marine debris removed from the
Whitsunday islands since July 2009