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In April this year we headed down to Melbourne for a blitz on the Yarra River.  This time, with the support of Port of Melbourne, we headed down to do more cleaning closer to the mouth of the river that leads into Port Phillip Bay. We were to complete 2 days cleaning in the port to get an idea of what was in their region and then we would run our community Paddle Against Plastic Read more

In my time running Ocean Crusaders, we have achieved so many things that would hit the highlight reel, but the 2018 Green Island Clean Up just hit the top.  Last year we were only really just getting going in Brisbane and had an amazing turn out with 73 people taking 668 kg of the island in a morning.  12 months on and we have now stepped to the next level. After a two week postponement Read more

It might of started off as a little bit cold, however by the time the 67 paddlers hit the water, the conditions were absolutely perfect, except for the fact there was debris to be cleaned. Courtesy of a grant from Seaworld Research and Rescue Foundation and & Healthy Land & Water, we joined forces with Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee to clean up the area of Bulimba Creek next to Preston Road Park.  We had Read more

In the last month the team from Ocean Crusaders has been travelling all over the place to clean up waterways and beaches.  It all began with a trip to Melbourne for the Yarra River Blitz, then we headed to Double Island Point with Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast and finally to Fraser Island with 4WD Queensland. The second two events involve camping on the beach, the first event involved travelling back and forth towing Salter, our Read more

Fraser Island’s actual name is k’Gari.  It is the largest sand island in the world and one of the most beautiful places as well.  There is nowhere like it in the world where you have sand dunes reaching out into the sea, tropical rain forest in the middle and crystal clear lakes all over. For 17 years the 4WD Queensland Association have been organising an annual clean up where affiliated clubs and their members travel Read more

It’s days like these that make this Crusade all the more rewarding. The Currimundi Lake Community Clean up was part of a sponsorship with Unitywater & Sunshine Coast Region Council.  It was an event designed to get all the local community groups together, along with the community, to clean up Currimundi Lake on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  In my wildest dreams, the event would turn out like it did. When I first contacted all the local Read more

It’s the little things that will make a huge difference.  Well that’s what I think of regularly and when it comes to Surf Sock, well I reckon they just might have the same motto. For years surfers all over the globe have been using plastic bags to help them get into their wetsuits.  With a plastic bag ban slowly being implemented across the globe, and the surfing industry becoming very conscious of the plastic issue Read more

Green Island is located off Manly in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.  Unfortunately it has a reputation of having had more plastic visit it than people.  So Ocean Crusaders set about changing that statistic by inviting the public to the island on Sunday 17th for one big clean up. Proudly Sponsored by Hideaway Handmade, with support from Construction People and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 72 people turned up on the day, which was an amazing result for Read more

Our second Paddle Against Plastic on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was set up to finish cleaning Stumers Creek after a team of 18 paddlers had managed to pull 107kg of debris out back in June.  We had a focus of cleaning up the area closer to the mouth and with the obvious meeting point being at the Off the Leash Dog Beach at the end of Stumers Creek Road, that meant we had access to clean Read more

One of the world’s most popular food sources is seafood. Our oceans provide a staggering amount of food for us and fishing is one of the world’s biggest hobbies. Millions of people every day go out and fish for fun or for work, to capture food that is part of most cultures staple diet. So why then is the fishing industry responsible for a large percentage of debris in our oceans? Commercial fishing is responsible Read more