**CANCELLED** Experiencing Marine Reserves x Litter Intelligence Survey & Audit – Ngā Motu Beach, New Plymouth | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Cancelled

Unfortunetly de to strong winds and rains this event and the EMR community snorkel has been cancelled.

Please keep an eye on our events page for future clean-ups and Citizen Scientist training over the coming months across Taranaki!

Event details

Apr 2023

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) to bring you a free, Saturday event for all.

This is the last EMR community snorkel day of the season, so bring your togs – nothing else required! Sessions will run from 1.00pm – 3.00pm, register for snorkeling on the link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/ngamotu-beach-emr-community-snorkel-day/new-plymouth?fbclid=IwAR1emMmbukSOgxJebMDKHWswIjReKIZ9-6QByHPEPJutS_zfcStSZSIpwKI 

Between snorkeling and marveling at the underwater world, join us onshore from 2:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Ngā Motu Beach – northern beach end.

Thank you to Toi Foundation for funding this mahi! Follow Toi Foundation on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn!

Please register for the survey and audit via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Jemma (Sustainable Coastlines) at [email protected]

Nicole Boniface (Experiencing Marine Reserves) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

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