A Mother’s Day outing for mum’s who prefer to be outside rather than inside is on at Rundles Beach, near Joskeleigh.
It’s happening on Sunday May 14 from 8:30am to 12pm.
The “Sun, Sand, Mud and Mums” is a free and family friendly marine debris clean-up event.
It will be delivered by Capricornia Catchments with support from Fitzroy Basin Association.
The target stretch of Rundles Beach for the Mother’s Day clean-up is from Joskeleigh Creek north to Pumpkin Creek.
Chair of Capricornia Catchments Michelle McRae says she is excited to run the event again.
“Last year volunteers and staff collected an impressive 496 kilograms of marine debris from this section of beach.
“Capricornia Catchments collect, weigh, sort and record the debris using Tangaroa Blue’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative (ADMI) methodology and enter data into the database.
“Last year this was mostly plastic debris such as bottles, packaging, pieces of fishing rope and nets, broken pieces of plastic, polystyrene and some glass and metal.”
Morning tea is provided and a small gift for participating mothers.
Rundles Beach runs from the mouth of the Fitzroy River, however the community clean-up event is focused on the beach just around the corner near Joskeleigh and Keppel Sands, between Pumpkin Creek and the mouth of Joskeleigh Creek.
What: Sun, Sand, Mud and Mums – Mother’s Day Rundles Beach Marine Debris clean-up
Where: Rundles Beach near Joskeleigh
When: 8:30am – 12pm, Sunday May 14, 2023