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Cabbage Tree Creek Paddle Against Plastic

The rise and rise of the popularity of the Ocean Crusaders Paddle Against Plastic campaign continues as 124 amazing community members from the Deagon Region of Brisbane turned out on a stunning day to smash all records. Courtesy of a sponsorship from Spinnaker Sound Marina and a grant from the Brisbane City Council (courtesy of Councillor Jared Cassidy), Ocean Crusaders were able to spend two days in the lead up to the event further upstream Read more

Moonee Ponds Creek PAP – Supported by Port of Melbourne

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

Geelong Paddle Against Plastic – Supported by Aquayak Kayaks

On a brisk morning, we headed down to the Barwon River in Geelong, Victoria.  Once again the amazing team from Aquayak Kayaks were on board, this time as our major sponsor for the event.  They not only brought down a heap of craft for people to use, but donated 8 ‘tubs’ to tow behind kayaks.  These will be extremely handy for our bigger clean up events where people collect a lot as it gives you Read more

Green Island’s Spring Clean 2018

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

Bulimba Creek PAP – July 2018

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

James Baroud keeping us dry & warm

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 (k’Gari) Clean Up 2018

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

Yarra River Blitz Paddle Against Plastic

The culmination of our Yarra River Blitz was a Paddle Against Plastic event.  These events are growing rapidly in popularity with paddlers of all types invited to come down and help clean up the river.  We find that by creating a ‘Treasure hunt for trash’ people start seeing the real state of the waters they paddle on.  Usually before they participate in one of these events they don’t see as much debris, however when you Read more

Yarra River Blitz

Recently we had the opportunity to go and clean up Melbourne’s Yarra River.  The project came about through our friends at Cleanwater Group when they were cruising the river with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association looking at places to install drain buddies and other catchment devices.  Aaron, who has been out on our boats in the past, saw a major issue of polystyrene and plastic bottles piled up in the reed grass beds that line the Read more

Spinlock – keeping our crew safe

For years, I have dreamed of owning a Spinlock PFD as they are the very best inflatable flotation devices on the market.  They are comfortable to wear and have the best reputation on the market. With our new boat ‘Salter’ due to launch in the next week or two, we needed to fit out the boat with all the safety gear and I contacted the crew at Spinlock Australia to see if they could support Read more