14 days | 13,776KG | 178 volunteers | 95kms of beach
Thank you 💚 it was a huge effort by everyone and an amazing display of kindness.
From the 14th to 27th March 2022 we facilitated K’gari Fraser Island’s BIGGEST BEACH CLEAN UP EVER! Off the back of our Waste Warrior experience the weekend prior where we had already collected 1.8tonnes (that is not included in the waste total above) we kick started a huge beach clean up. Why? because the island’s 75 mile beach was trashed by overnight in 1 high tide and a wind change.
Tonnes of rubbish washed up on the beach. It was like 50 garbage trucks had just spewed all over the island usually stunningly beautiful beach. It was overwhelming to us all but we raced back for our bags, hooked up the trailer and headed out with our ute’s. We put the call out for help and prayed that people would come.
And they did! We hosted volunteers, organised transport, coordinated logistics and raised funds to pay for the clean up with our partners Ocean Crusaders who were fundamental in the success of this clean up. Though we were at the centre of the rubbish storm we could not have pulled this off with out the help of Ocean Crusaders, National Parks, Butchulla Rangers, Tour Operators, Accommodation providers and the community volunteering their help and support.
It was a truly amazing effort by all involved and we hope that K’gari now has an army of Waste Warriors ready for action during the next battle in the war on waste on our world heritage K’gari Fraser Island.
Here are 5 ways you can help keep the island clean 🏝
Join us on one of our 4 clean up events each year.
Heading to the island for a holiday? Come collect some bags from our Beachcamp Eco Retreat and give a little bit back to K’gari whilst you are here.
Chip in a little to keep the Beach Clean Ups happening on K’gari Fraser Island. All donations go directly into transport, accommodation and catering for our wonderful volunteers.DONATE to help
4 & 5 stay in the loop
Join our facebook group or sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with all our Beach Clean Up Event info. We won’t hound you with crap pictures we promise, we would just love to be able to call on you when there is an emergency. These platforms are specifically for volunteers who want to join us to help keep the island protected from plastic pollution in the future.
Our deepest thanks,
Hana & Mark