Applications are now open for the 2017 Community Marine Debris (CMD) Grant Program, supported by SWRRFI and Healthy Land and Water.
The CMD Program provides grants of up to $1500 for waterway clean up projects in South East Queensland. Funding up to $2000 per project will be available for sites within designed hot spot areas (see list below). Waterway litter, particularly plastic and discard fishing gear, poses a serious threat to turtles and other wildlife. Understanding the range of items and their potential source are a vital step in creating a positive future for wildlife.
Each project is to be completed by 1 October 2017 and can be conducted in or near freshwater, brackish or marine waterways. Debris data is to be collected and recorded in accordance with methodology set out by Tangaroa Blue which coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
Healthy Land and Water and Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation can assist in training the successful applicants in both data collection and reporting.
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Grant applications close Friday 31 MARCH 2017.
To be eligible to apply for a grant under the Community Marine Debris Program, your project must adhere to the following guidelines:
- The project must target be conducted in or near freshwater, brackish or marine waterways in South East Queensland and should be completed by 1 October 2017. (Project finishing outside this date must provide strong evidence of need for extension)
- One-off or regular marine debris cleanups and monitoring at one pre-determined site (selected by the applicant).
- Only one Application Form is to be submitted per individual/community group/organisation
- Marine debris data is to be collected and recorded in accordance with methodology set out by Tangaroa Blue which coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
- A Tangaroa Blue data collection sheet must be completed and before and after photos submitted for your site (training in data collection can be provided).
- The Sea World Research & Rescue and Healthy Land and Water logo and is to be included on promotion related directly to a CMD clean up, any other use of these logos requires prior consent
- Social media posts linked to Sea World and Healthy Land and Water Facebook are encouraged
- Funding does not cover: staff costs, cameras or GPS equipment and is GST inclusive