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Clean Up For The Hatchlings - FREE Event

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by Elaine (subscribe)
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Event:
A turtle-y awesome event
Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
The much-loved FREE Clean up for the Hatchlings is back in 2023


A turtle-y awesome event Clean Up for the Hatchlings has become an annual much-loved FREE family event on the Sunshine Coast. Run by the Sunshine Coast Council in conjunction with Reef Check Australia, Unitywater, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium and Noosa Council, Clean Up for the Hatchlings inspires the whole community to come together to help clean up our Sunshine Coast beaches, in preparation for the baby turtles to hatch.

Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
Help to keep our beaches clean ...


The beach clean up will take place at different locations (see below for locations) on the Sunshine Coast, between Coolum and Caloundra, between 6.00am and 7.30am. Once the beach clean ups are complete, volunteers are invited to weigh and sort debris, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy a FREE BBQ plus other activities at the Coopers Lookout Park in Buddina.

Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
Registrations are essential!


REGISTRATIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL

Clean up locations and beach access (BA) points -

COOLUM - meet at BA 72
POINT ARKWRIGHT - meet at BA 85
MARCOOLA - meet at BA 104
NOOSA NORTH SHORE - meet at the hut in the park at end of North Shore Road, Twin Waters
COTTON TREE PARK - meet at the corner of Second Ave and the Esplanade
MOOLOOLABA BEACH - meet at Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium
BUDDINA - meet at BA201, beachside of Pacific Blvd
COOPERS LOOKOUT PARK, BUDDINA - meet at BA 224

Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
Mudjimba Island in the background


WARANA 1 - meet at BA 232, John Hotton Park
WARANA 2 - meet at BA 237, Neisler Park
BOKARINA - meet at BA 241, Satinbird Park
WURTULLA - meet at BA248, Dorothy Anderson Park
CURRIMUNDI - meet at the end of Buderim St
DICKY BEACH - meet at the park at BA 267
MOFFAT BEACH - meet in Eleanor Shipley Park
SHELLY BEACH - meet at Victoria Terrace car park

Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
The Sunny Coast is a turtle-friendly community


What do we need to do to participate?
Register to attend one of the 18 locations for the beach clean up HERE
Register to attend the free BBQ at Kawana
Pop the date in your calendar

What do we need to bring?
Hat and sun safe clothes and footwear
Clean up for the Hatchlings' objective is a 'Plastic Free event', especially single use plastics, so volunteers are asked to please bring their own reusable items wherever possible, eg. water bottle, coffee cup and gloves
Reusable gloves will be available and clean up bags for use at each location.

Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
A magnificent sight of nature to behold ...


How will the day's schedule unfold?
6.00am to 7.30am meet at your chosen beach to clean it up.
8.00am to 11.00am 'Thank-you event' at Coopers Lookout Park, Pacific Blvd, Buddina (for catering purposes, registration is essential for the thank-you event) which will include:
FREE barbeque for clean up participants
Kids' activities corner
Educational stalls
Presentations and talks

Clean Up for the Hatchlings, FREE event, turtle-y awesome, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, UnityWater, SeaLife Sunshine Coast, Noosa Council, community, Coolum, Point Arkwright, Marcoola, North Shore, Cotton Tree Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Buddina, Coopers Lookout Park, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, hat, sun safe clothes, footwear, Thank-You Event, FREE Barbecue, Kids activities corner, Educational Stalls, Presentation, Talks, every day is a clean up day
Every day on the beach should be a clean up day for nature's little creatures ...


The Sunshine Coast is proudly 'famous' for being a turtle-friendly community where every day on the beach is proudly a clean up day.

All images courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council FB
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Why? To clear the way in preparation for baby turtles to hatch
When: Saturday 4 February, 6.00am to 11.00am
Where: At various locations on the Sunshine Coast. Please see article for exact locations.
Cost: FREE Family Event
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Very worthwhile event.. thanks for sharing Elaine
by Barry (score: 3|3034) 9 days ago
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