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Tangaroa Blue Foundation

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Presented By Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Goal Reduce the occurrence of marine debris in our oceans
Task Monitoring marine debris along a river/beach
Where Australia

Tangaroa Blue Foundation coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), a network of volunteers, communities, schools, indigenous rangers, industry bodies and government organisations. The objectives of the AMDI are to remove marine debris from the environment, collect scientific data on what is removed, track to the source wherever possible, and engage stakeholders to find practical ways to stop those items from entering the environment in the first place.

How to Join

The AMDI program is open to both individuals and groups. You just need to identify a section of coastline or river that you can do a clean-up on a monthly basis. The length of your site needs to be at least 100m in length, with 1km being optimal. When you do the clean-up we ask that you fill in an AMDI Data Sheet and submit it to the Australian Marine Debris Database for use in mitigation strategies and research.

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Required Gear

Clean-up materials required include gloves, clean-up bags and a sharps container. You will also need access to a printer to print out the AMDI data sheet and access to the internet to submit the data to the database
We also have an ID manual, education kit for teachers and how to manuals to help you organise the activity at
It is important to make a plan about how you will dispose of the debris before you do the clean up as well.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a walk, run, On a hike, At school
Tags beach clean-up, marine debris, river clean-up, tangaroa blue
Project Updated 04/21/2017