Clean Up Program
Healthy Land and Water have been operating a Clean Up program in catchments across South East Queensland since 1999. The program collects floating and bank bound rubbish from our waterways, removing this waste before it flows out into Moreton Bay where it does untold harm to our marine wildlife and ecosystems.
Marine debris is considered to be one of the most serious threats facing oceans and coastal areas worldwide and poses a global threat to the biodiversity of immense proportion. Healthy Land and Water are recognised as the pre-eminent organisation in South East Queensland in relation to waterway litter and marine debris and work across community, government, industry and business in a collective effort to address this growing concern.
We work with our research, government and community partners in undertaking research that helps us to better understand waterway pollution impacts caused by microplastics and other waterway litter items, and to better understand how, why and when litter is entering our waterways and oceans, so we can stop it at the source.
You can view the 2016/2017 Clean Up Program Annual Report here.
The Clean Up Program would not be possible without the help of our funding partners:
- Brisbane City Council
- Department of Environment and Science
- Australian Government
- Logan City Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Port of Brisbane
- City of Gold Coast
- Moreton Bay Regional Council