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Kangaroo Point Clean Up
As part of Jack Johnson's "From Here to Now to You" Australian Tour, Reef Check Australia is partnering with local environmental organisations to highlight the marine debris issue, and promote plastic free initiatives. Find out more about how you can get involved through the All at Once initiative.
Join us for a beach clean-up at Kangaroo Point along the Brisbane River on Dec 8th from 9am - 12pm!
Meeting at the park next to the Holman Street Ferry Terminal, Kangaroo Point in Brisbane.
A pair of tickets are up for grabs for the Jack Johnson concert at QPAC in Brisbane on December 14th - all volunteers that come along to participate in the clean-up are in the draw!
SEQ Survey Season
Our teams are out and about surveying rocky reefs from Noosa to the Gold Coast right now. Visiting more than 20 reef locations, our volunteers are providing critical reef health information about these unique habitats.
This years survey season is made possible by support from the Queensland's Government's Everyone's Environment Grants, Sunshine Coast Council.
A huge thank you to our awesome volunteers who make it all happen, especially our dedicated volunteer Project Officers, Andrew, Candice and Vanessa, who are coordinating surveys, leading teams and reporting on our findings.
Reef Check in the Wild West
In June our team spent almost 2 weeks learning, teaching, surveying, wildlife-spotting, and plotting in Exmouth on the Ningaloo Coast. This trip was our maiden voyage to the West Coast and an opportunity to work with our new partners, stakeholders and volunteers to figure out where Reef Check could go from here. We are feeling incredibly humbled by the support we received to get this new initiative off the ground and continue building the structure for a sustainable Western Australia program.
We trained 9 dedicated and enthusiastic snorkel volunteers and established 5 new long-term monitoring sites on the beautiful fringing reefs around Exmouth. See what we got up to in our online Photo Gallery.
It's just the beginning, so join us for the adventure as we grow the program on the West coast!
This project is supported by Reef Check Australia, through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country.
We would like to say a very big thank you to local supporters including the Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife, Cape Conservation Group, Ningaloo Atlas, Ningaloo Ecology Cruises, Exmouth Diving Centre and Ningaloo Reef Dive.
Photo Credit : Alek Nowak (Ningaloo Ecology Cruises)
Great Barrier Reef Survey Season
Since February 2013 our teams have been out and about surveying sites along the Great Barrier Reef. Volunteers will be visiting more than 20 priority reef locations to collect annual monitoring data. Some of these locations have more than a decade of Reef Check monitoring history, helping to document changes in reef health over time on both local, regional and global scales. Stay tuned for the release of the 2013 Season Summary Report!